Opened 3 days ago

#13614 new defect

RISC OS Scumm 2.6.0 abuses user choices

Reported by: gerph Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: --Unset--
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Cc: Game:



The 2.6.0 stable version of ScummVM abuses the Choices directory for its debug output.

The line in question is in !ScummVM.!Run:

Set Alias$Run_ScummVM Run <Obey$Dir>.scummvm %%*0 ><Choices$Write>.ScummVM.stdout 2><Choices$Write>.ScummVM.stderr

Choices should be used for configuration information, not for diagnostics. If you have diagnostics you should write them to Scrap$Dir at the very least. Using <Choices$Write> would be akin to writing to /etc/scummvm/stderr on a unix system, or possibly $XDG_CONFIG/ScummVM/stderr which hopefully you can see makes the decision to use Choices$Write clearly wrong.

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