On 01Mar2016 1137, David Cournapeau wrote:
If you want to patch your own distribution to move the paths you are welcome to do that - there is only one string literal in getpathp.c that needs to be updated - but it's not a requirement and I deliberately avoided making a recommendation either way. (Though as discussed earlier in the thread, I'm very much in favour of deprecating and removing any use of the registry by the runtime itself in 3.6+, but still working out the implications of that.)
Great, I just wanted to make sure removing it ourselves do not put us in a corner or further away from where python itself is going.
Would it make sense to indicate in the PEP that doing so is allowed (neither recommended or frowned upon) ?
I was hoping not, but I suspect the question will come up again, so best to address it once in the official doc.