"MAL" == M firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
MAL> Anyway, regardless of how we do it, we need to add the MAL> 'system-packages' dir to just before the '.../lib/pythonX.X' MAL> entry in sys.path. If there's consent about this, I'd suggest MAL> to move ahead in this direction as first step.
Perhaps also backport to 2.2 and (maybe? maybe not?) 2.1.
Smells like a new feature to me, so -1 on a 2.2 backport. I haven't seen enough of this thread to comment on this for 2.3.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)