Re: [fltk.general] Where does Fl_Preferences file actually get stored?

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Re: Where does Fl_Preferences file actually get stored? "anmol.... 04:16 Apr 30 top right image
 
I am copying a default version of the prefs file into a string during compilation. When the constructor is called (i.e. runtime), I detect the absence of a file and copy the default file.
Can I confirm that the prefs file is created *ONLY* after the first read (i.e. get()) call ?

So
        prefs = Fl_Preferences(Fl_Preferences::USER, vendor, product);
will not create a prefs file until the first
prefs.get() or prefs.set()


On Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12:46:47 PM UTC+5:30 Matthias Melcher wrote:

Why does reading a value create a file? Well, I saw the preferences as a database, and tried to provide database access, not file access (this is why I never published the format of the file or the location. It simply should not matter). Reading an entry creates the entire database structure and file. You can mix reading and writing calls at any time. It's always random access, so it always requires the infrastructure.

Matthias

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