[Distutils] distutils.cfg vs pydistutils.cfg

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Aug 4 10:43:07 CEST 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Aug 3, 2009, at 4:45 AM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> It would be nice to have a user config *directory* for all Python
>> config things, e.g. ~/.python/. Then it'd be natural to drop
>> the ".py" prefix. Without the prefix, people would have a hard time
>> connecting a .distutils.cfg in their home dir with Python.
> Python already uses ~/.local for stuff.  It should go in there.

You have a point there... we could put the user local config
files into ~/.local/lib/python2.6/ and then name it distutils.cfg
just like for the system-wide install.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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