PEP 262 (database of installed Python packages)
andy.elvey at paradise.net.nz
Sun Mar 3 03:59:57 CET 2002
I've just been mulling over this (_very_ good and welcome!) PEP. In fact,
this suggestion is _so good_ that I'd like to "widen" it somewhat. Allow
me to explain .... (and please forgive the slight diversion past "Rubyland"
I've spent a _frustrating_ amount of time with a _Ruby_ package that can't
find various files. Now, I knew about PEP 262, so I was thinking in general
terms, it would be *truly* wonderful if there were a (standard?) database
of *all* installed packages (Python, Ruby, and whatever else) - maybe in a
directory called "search". In Linux, this could be "/search" , in Win32
( I'm just trying to get maximum value for any effort put into the search
area , as this _really_ is a bugbear for most prog languages ..... :-) .
I'm mulling over putting in a RCR (Ruby change request) , with the
possibility of that being co-ordinated with PEP262.
If this were to be done (an all-in-one database), it would certainly
take a fair amount of coordination, with say Matz and a few others . In
Linux, maybe the creation of a standard "search" directory and database
would fall into the LSB (Linux Standard Base) area - I'm aware that v1 of
that has just been done, so this may take a while. Windows may be more
Anyway - just thought I'd test the waters on this - is there anyone else
out there who'd love to see a single "search database"? ( Imagine - no more
fiddling with this path, or that path , blah blah .... ) Thanks for your
time, and for your comments !
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