Guido van Rossum wrote: [Me]
I would like discussion on what the additional sys.path names are.
Well, propose some.
OK. I propose that there is one name added to sys.path, and the file name is "python%s%s.zip" % (sys.version, sys.version). For example, python22.zip. This is the same on all platforms.
On Unix, the directory is sys.prefix + "/lib". So for prefix /usr/local, the path /usr/local/lib/python2.2/ is already on sys.path, and /usr/local/lib/python22.zip would be added.
On Windows, the directory is the directory of sys.executable.
The zip archive name is always inserted as the second item in sys.path. The first always seems to be ''.