[Python-Dev] Finding landmark when prefix != exec-prefix

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Thu, 7 Sep 2000 23:13:09 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "GW" == Greg Ward <gward@python.net> writes:

  GW> PS. what about hard-coding a prefix and exec-prefix in the
  GW> binary, and only searching for the landmark if the hard-coded
  GW> values fail?  That way, this complicated and expensive search is
  GW> only done if the installation has been relocated.

I've tried not to understand much about the search process.  I know
that it is slow (relatively speaking) and that it can be avoided by
setting the PYTHONHOME environment variable.