[Distutils] Re: [PSA MEMBERS] packages in Python
Fred L. Drake
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <email@example.com
Fri, 21 May 1999 15:05:18 -0400 (EDT)
Perry A. Stoll writes:
> I don't think this is the case that's causing problem. The problem is when a
> submodule on a package is *always* platform dependent (because, for example,
> it interfaces to another library).
I think in this case the only problem is getting all the right
directories on the package's __path__; am I missing something? It
avoids the need for the "conditional" import, but that's largely
If there are also platform independent modules, this is an issue; if
*all* the "real" modules are platform dependent, I think the
duplication of the (essentially empty) __init__.py* is something we
can allow, and just install the package entirely under $exec_prefix.
Are there problems that I'm missing that can't be solved by locating
all the parallel package directories and placing them on the package's
__path__? I think the multiple SGI binary formats can be handled by
using a different $exec_prefix for each (it sounds like anything less
won't get the job done anyway for that case).
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives