On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 19:50:30 +0200, "Thomas Heller" email@example.com wrote:
There is one problem in the diffs below for distutils\sysconfig: Your patch changes the result of get_python_lib() for standard_lib, while it should change the directory for site-specific modules. Correct (IMO) would be (maybe you created this in hurry):
elif os.name == "nt": if standard_lib: return os.path.join(PREFIX, "Lib") else: return os.path.join(prefix, "Lib", "site-packages")
You're right. I did create this in a hurry, and I switched the logic. Thanks for catching it. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where or how this code gets exercised, so I didn't have an obvious way of testing this.
No, it should load Python, and use the result of distutils.sysconfig.get_python_lib() as the installation directory. If this fails, revert to the previous behaviour.
That's a much better idea.
This way would ensure the desired behaviour, without a need to introduce sys.extinstallpath.
Yes, I no longer see a use for sys.extinstallpath.
Maybe the PEP should eventually be updated if everyone agrees on this?
I will certainly do so. As I understand it, the final version of the PEP should serve as documentation for what actually gets implemented.