[issue7175] unify pydistutils.cfg and distutils.cfg and use .local
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Tue Oct 20 17:03:38 CEST 2009
Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr> added the comment:
> That's what is returned by site.getuserbase()
> (which uses PYTHONUSERBASE, and defaults to ~/.local)
Well, that makes it the user-specific equivalent of /usr or /usr/local.
Do you put your configuration files in /usr/local ? Why put them
in .local ?
> PYTHONUSERBASE is the root of Python user-specific paths so it makes
> sense to have all Python related files in there.
That doesn't make sense actually, since .local isn't Python-specific. :)
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