[Python-Dev] Python and the Linux Standard Base (LSB)

Talin talin at acm.org
Thu Nov 30 15:40:55 CET 2006

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> I'm not sure I like ~/.local though  
>> - -- it seems counter to the app-specific dot-file approach old  
>> schoolers like me are used to.
> Problems with that are starting to show, though.
> There's a particular Unix account that I've had for
> quite a number of years, accumulating much stuff.
> Nowadays when I do ls -a ~, I get a directory
> listing several screens long...
> The whole concept of "hidden" files seems ill-
> considered to me, anyway. It's too easy to forget
> that they're there. Putting infrequently-referenced
> stuff in a non-hidden location such as ~/local
> seems just as good and less magical to me.

On OS X, you of course have ~/Library. I suppose the Linux equivalent 
would be something like ~/lib.

Maybe this is something that we should be asking the LSB folks for 
advice on?

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> Greg
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