[Distutils] installing scripts into the user's PATH

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jan 4 00:51:49 CET 2008

At 05:00 PM 1/3/2008 -0600, Dave Peterson wrote:
>Just curious, but is there a reason setuptools uses 'Scripts' on Windows
>instead of the 'Tools' dir?  Unless I'm mistaken, a a new install of
>Python 2.5 puts scripts in 'Tools'.

It puts Python-supplied scripts there, yes, but the convention of 
installing user scripts in the Scripts subdirectory goes back at 
least a decade.

Which doesn't mean it's right, but it's certainly not *new*.  :)

(Oh, and it's *distutils* that chooses that location, not setuptools.)

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