[OS X TeX] Building new formats (MacTeX)

Anthony Morton amorton at fastmail.fm
Sun Sep 17 20:36:57 EDT 2006

> Good point!  It doesn't even require a separate config program, 
> either; I happen to know that if you remove ~/Library/Application 
> Support/BibDesk, BibDesk will automatically recreate that directory at 
> next launch without asking your permission.  I think the obvious 
> lesson is that sneaky developers lull you into a false sense of 
> security with drag-and-drop :).

The difference of course is that ~/Library/Application Support/ is 
specifically set aside as a location where software is *supposed* to 
drop stuff that it needs to maintain on a per-user basis.  The real 
offenders are the Adobe and Microsoft apps that drop stuff in 
~/Documents and similar places that are supposed to be totally under 
user control.

Tony M.

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