[Distutils] Working environment

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sat Mar 11 23:53:15 CET 2006

Ian Bicking wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
>>> lib/python2.4/ is for packages. 
>> Minor note: this needs to be flexible.  I'd be more inclined to go
>> with something shallower and simpler, like just "lib",
> Why?  Top-level packages aren't portable, since .pyc files aren't 
> portable.  Eggs are portable, since they contain the Python version.

I have no idea what you are saying or how it relates to whether or not
packages go in lib/python2.4 or lib.


>> This brings me to the topic of configuration.  Today, I write wrapper
>> scripts "by hand",  I may have some application like Zope, or ZEO
>> or our test runner that is implemented by a an entry point in a module.
>> Then there's a wrapper script that imports the module and calls the 
>> entry point.
>> The wrapper script is written (manually or with some custom installation
>> script) to include the path to be used and configuration data,
>> which may be the location of a configuration file.  I really like
>> the fact that easy_install will generate wrapper scripts for me, but
>> I really need more control over how these scripts are generated to
>> include *both* path and configuration information.
> I'm not sure what to think of this.  I don't think of it as a script. 
> It's like a specific invocation of the script.  A shell script.  Maybe
> we can improve on shell scripts, but I think it's a different idea than 
> the script alone.

What "it" are you talking about?


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