[Distutils] Pypy and site.py and makepath
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Mar 13 01:54:52 CET 2010
At 12:45 AM 3/13/2010 +0100, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>No, it's the site.py in the Distribute tree I'm talking about. Sorry
>for being unclear about this. It may be a broken copy, yes.
Since distribute is a fork of the 0.6 branch of setuptools, it's
presumably the special site.py loader (called
setuptools/site-patch.py in the 0.7 trunk) that's used for making
PYTHONPATH directories support .pth files. It's placed in PYTHONPATH
directories used with easy_install, and it expects to find another
'site' module loadable on sys.path.
It was done this way because it needed to see an unmangled sys.path
before the site module gets a hold of it, and because it couldn't
simply *replace* the site module without interfering with Linux
distro-specific patches to the site module to add in additional
site-package directories in various nonstandard ways that would be
better done in .pth files to begin with. ;-)
Anyway, if PyPy includes a precompiled or "builtin" site module of
some kind, it's unlikely that the patch file would work correctly,
even if PyPy allows executing a custom site.py.
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