[Distutils] Re: [Python-Dev] PEP 250: Summary of comments

Moore, Paul Paul.Moore@atosorigin.com
Wed Jul 18 12:00:05 2001

From: Thomas Heller [mailto:thomas.heller@ion-tof.com]
>> 2. I can't do anything about bdist_wininst. I hope Thomas is listening,
>> can offer some help here :-)
> I am, and I bdist_wininst *will* be ready when the rest is complete.
> I already have a version which retrieves sys.extinstallpath at run time.

Great! Thanks for that. In recent messages, I've reached the point where I
can no longer see much use for sys.extinstallpath, unless the scope is
extended to Unix and Mac. In the absence of a suitable Unix/Mac expert,
that's not likely to happen...

Would you be willing to change to os.path.join(sys.prefix, "lib",
"site-packages") (as this is windows-specific, just sys.prefix +
"\\lib\\site-packages" would be fine)? Alternatively, I could expose
sys.extinstallpath from site.py solely for NT - I don't mind either way.

> I already posted the link to access Python's cvs repository via http.
> (Can easily be found starting at http://python.sourceforge.net/).
> This is implemented via Greg Stein's ViewCVS - check it out, it is
> very powerful!

I *thought* you had, but I couldn't find the message. Sorry - I'll have a
look later on.

Sorry - must rush now - hope this mail makes sense...