[Distutils] Clarifying the meaning of the sysconfig "data" directory

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 21:48:27 CET 2013

> As part of the docs clarification, I was planning to point out that such
> layouts are almost always platform (and even distro) specific. That's still
> a valid use case for sdist and wheel, though, so it makes sense to me to
> document it properly.
> My other related question is whether it's possible to force bdist_wheel to
> include the platform tag as part of the build process, since such wheels
> *should* be flagged as platform specific.
that would be nice at least for absolute paths (like "/etc"), or relative
paths that go up the folder hierarchy into who knows where.
for non-upward relative paths, it's less clear whether it should be marked
platform specific
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