On Oct 30, 2011 5:58 PM, "Jim Jewett" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Is this something that Python even *can* reasonably control, particularly on the various Linux distributions?
In my experience, the location for the Python environment changes a bit, but the internal layout is general consistent with what is set out in sysconfig and distutils.command.install. The most unique layout I have seen is for Ubuntu, which adds a vendor-packages directory.
I would love to be corrected in this regard.
What might be helpful would be a few more symbolics (if any are actually missing) and a few test environments that use something unexpected for each value, so that you *will* notice if you have hardcoded assumptions specific to your own setup.
The suggested values are taken from the stdlib, not from my own setup, so if someone is generating or using different values, they are not coming from the stdlib.