use XDG_CACHE_HOME for cython objects #3009

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juliantaylor opened this Issue Mar 10, 2013 · 1 comment

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@juliantaylor

cython magics fill a lot of object files into the ipython configuration directory usually located in XDG_CONFIG_HOME
A better place for these would be the the XDG_CACHE_HOME as they in can be deleted and recreated easily.
This is relevant for users with the HOME folder on a shared filesystem with a low quota, who set XDG_CACHE_HOME to a local folder to save space and better performance.

@minrk
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makes sense

@takluyver takluyver closed this in e945888 Apr 15, 2013
@mattvonrocketstein mattvonrocketstein pushed a commit to mattvonrocketstein/ipython that referenced this issue Nov 3, 2014
@juliantaylor juliantaylor use cache directory for cython files
closes #3009
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