On Dec 20, 4:49pm, Guido van Rossum wrote:
I claim that it *is* an issue of disk space. Having the installation of a particular package spread out over two places is inconvenient from a management point of view, and sharing one of those places between different installations (for different platforms) of the same package just makes it a lot worse.
What management are you talking about here ?? It seems to me that duplicate copies of identical files (one copy per platform) is inconvenient (at least for my perspective).
Moreover, why provide an prefix and an exec_prefix if we are going to put everything into the same tree anyway ??