AS Studio: saving preferences / properties

: Is there any reason why you can’t write the prefs to a file in
: the regular AppleScript manner?
well in theory you could. but what a pain! you didn’t have to write out properties in AppleScript, it remembered them in the script (I actually never understood where they were saved, but they were saved).
I mean if you DO have to write out and read in prefs in an AS application, why should everyone re-invent the wheel? Just one subroutine to somehow go through every property and save them into XML. Unfortunately that is beyond me.