Guido van Rossum writes:
Note that your example hinges on "a large number of translation files". That reeks of a disk space argument! (If you were thinking
I conceed the point. My example was bad. If I make it "stuff that might be changed at the site", I see that the right solution is to have a file outside the package rather than inside it. I still don't like having to have two copies of the Python files to support multiple platforms for a couple of package modules, but that's very different and not clearly anything other than personal preference. I'm sure someone else can come up with a really good argument against it, though.
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