[Python-Dev] First draft of "sysconfig"

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Dec 15 05:01:44 CET 2009

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:58:08 +0100, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek at gmail.com>
> Yes that's one point someone raised (can't recall who) and the idea was
> have a separate top directory for user dirs, that would start with the
> of the implementation:
> so for Windows:
> ~/Python/Python26/..
> ~/IronPython/../
> ~/Jython/../

I follow your reasoning. But application developers (and traditional
windows developers) have an upside-down view of that.

They might think that python is just the language interpreter, and
that it should just stay 'out-of-the-way'.

For example, mercurial and many python based apps include the python
as a sub-app to their own. Just neccessary to run the application.

That is the way it is for commercial windows apps. We want the
python interpretor installed, and then we want our apps (that
we get paid money for) to sit at the top.

Not the other way round, sitting beneath the language interpreter.

This is pretty much the way it has been for windows for close on
15 years now.



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