[Python-Dev] Landmark

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 12 May 2000 15:04:50 -0400

> While trying to configure an in-package Python interpreter
> I found that the interpreter still uses 'string.py' as
> landmark for finding the standard library.


> Since string.py is being depreciated, I think we should
> consider a new landmark (such as os.py) or maybe even a
> whole new strategy for finding the standard lib location.

I don't see a need for a new strategy, but I'll gladly accept patches
that look for os.py.  Note that there are several versions of that
code: Modules/getpath.c, PC/getpathp.c, PC/os2vacpp/getpathp.c.

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