[Python-Dev] installing IDLE & other Tools

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:26:16 -0500

> Actually, lots of non-packagized modules get installed to site-packages
> -- they just wind up right in site-packages, rather than in a
> subdirectory of it.
> I've always thought this directory was misnamed -- should have been
> "site-lib" or something.  Oh well.

The name doesn't matter that much.  I think this is a fine use of

> For the record, the Distutils don't currently support the "application"
> model of installation that Guido wants.  It's on the (unofficial,
> notional, blue-sky) to-do list.

At least this admission saves me wasting time trying to force
distutils into submssion. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)