[Python-Dev] Letting ../site-packages override the standard lib ?!

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 08 Sep 2000 22:26:45 +0200

As you may have heard, there are problems with the stock
XML support and the PyXML project due to both trying to
use the xml package namespace (see the xml-sig for details).

To provide more flexibility to the third-party tools in such
a situation, I think it would be worthwhile moving the
site-packages/ entry in sys.path in front of the lib/python2.0/

That way a third party tool can override the standard lib's
package or module or take appropriate action to reintegrate
the standard lib's package namespace into an extended one.

What do you think ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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