[Python-Dev] First draft of "sysconfig"

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Dec 15 05:39:02 CET 2009

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:24:36 +1100, Mark Hammond
<mhammond at skippinet.com.au>
>>>> But under windows, an application developer might (as in probably
>>>> would) like to install an application in \Program Files\someapp
>>>> rather than hidden in the bowels of the python interpretor.
> ...
> I'm missing your point ....

The point is that if somebody writes an application in C, they
will generally speaking not want (under say linux) for that
application to live in the C compiler directory.

Same goes for many other languages.

The point is not controversial in other languages. And it
shouldn't be here either.

>> Distutils is stopping them.
> I don't agree with that and I can present many applications as evidence.

Please do - if you wish. 

>   You yourself mentioned mercurial and it looks for mercurial.ini in the 
> user's appdata directory.

Sure. There's growing support within the python interpretor for things
like that. But Mercurial uses an external installer. Like NSIS, to
overcome the deficiencies that I am pointing out.

> .. it isn't targetted at application developers on any operating system.

I see.

I get it now. Thanks. 


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