[Distutils] Re: --home on non-POSIX platforms

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Jul 2 21:58:15 CEST 2004

"Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake at acm.org> writes:

> On Friday 25 June 2004 01:33 pm, David Handy wrote:
>  > I vote +1.
> Given that the patch was simple (and Tim Peters tested it on Windows for me), 
> has a test case and documentation, I've committed this for Python 2.4.

The corresponding feature for bdist_wininst would be a browse directory
dialog, allowing to specify an install location, I assume?

And, does it really make sense to reuse the 'unix_home' scheme on
windows?  Wouldn't it make more sense (to a windows user, at least), to
use the WINDOWS_SCHEME instead of the unix_home scheme?

And, finally, the --home and also the --exec-prefix arguments still have
(Unix only) in their description.


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