[Distutils] distutils.cfg vs pydistutils.cfg

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 00:37:42 CEST 2009

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:57 AM, M.-A. Lemburg<mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>> 2009/8/4 M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com>:
>>> 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.
>> So in that case I suppose I have to lookup at PYTHONUSERBASE as well,
>> as done on site.py.
>> I also propose if that's the case, to add a function in site.py that
>> returns USER_SITE and USER_BASE,
>> so it can be used by site.addusersitepackages *and* by distutils here
> +1
> While you're at it, please also add a function that returns the
> global site-packages dir(s).

it's done, I'll just wait for svn to come back and post a clean diff
at bugs.python.org for your reviews
guys before I commit it.

btw I don't like too much site.py's function names, they are not
readable with no "_" at all to separate words:

- addbuilddir
- removeduppaths
- addusersitepackages
- ...

I would love seeing new names there with underscore separated words
while we're at it, and deprecate those,

in any case, i've followed that file convention for now and I have
added three functions:

- getsitepackages
- getusersitepackages
- getuserbase


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