[pypy-dev] autopath obsolete?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Nov 18 10:36:00 CET 2004

On Nov 18, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Christian Tismer wrote:

> I was wondering why we still need stuff like autopath?
> I simply use a pypy.pth file in my standard python
> folder which contains the path to pypy, and things
> work fine.
> Why do we really need autopath?

Good question, it certainly looks worthless to me when you have a 
properly configured Python environment.

It would probably make more sense to have ONE autopath-like module 
where you say something like:

from pypy.tool import pypypath
pypypath.dir_of(__name__) to determine the current path, 
pypypath.dir_of('pypy') to determine the root dir of pypy.

dir_of should probably accept varargs and do os.path.join(...) as a 
shortcut, because that seems to be the most common case.


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