It seems to me that the platform dependent and independent trees of a Python installation are not symetric in some sense:
on one side we have:
$prefix/include/python$version/ $prefix/lib/python$version/ $prefix/man
on the other side
$exec_prefix/bin $exec_prefix/include/python$version $exec_prefix/lib/python$version/config $exec_prefix/lib/python$version/lib-dynload $exec_prefix/lib/python$version/site-packages
what bothers me is that we do not have that extra level under lib in the platform independent tree. I'd like to have something like:
$prefix/lib/python$version/standard/ (equivalent of lib-dynload) $prefix/lib/python$version/packages/ (for paltform independant packages)
and these directories should be part of the Python PATH built by default.
I am not sure where pur Python packages are supposed to be installed right now ?