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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 09:52:59 CET 2013

On 8 December 2013 02:01, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe what we want is a sysconfig path "root" that explicitly encodes
>> the filesystem root.
> s/filesystem root/installation root/
> I'm assuming that's what you meant, since you'd know better than I do
> that "filesystem root" isn't a particularly useful concept on Windows
> :)

I actually did mean "filesystem root" - precisely to make the point
that it isn't useful on Windows. The installation root is already
covered by "data". Your suggestion of "fhs" makes that even more


More information about the Distutils-SIG mailing list