[Python-Dev] PEP 370 and IronPython

Kevin Teague kevin at bud.ca
Sun Oct 11 00:16:22 CEST 2009

On Oct 10, 2009, at 2:17 PM, Brett Cannon wrote:
> The one unfortunate thing about this proposal is how this is going  
> to mean I have to install a package potentially four times if I want  
> it available to all possible Python interpreters. Then again, the  
> chances of anyone beyond the people on this mailing list using more  
> than a single interpreter regularly is so small that bothering to  
> add support for yet another user directory that works on any Python  
> interpreter will not be worth it.

Yeah, I imagine that the use-case of wanting to re-use a shared set of  
packages between multiple interpreter implementations is relatively  
small. But if you did want to do so, you could just export the  
location for your (PYTHONIMPLEMENTATIONNAME)PATH to the location you  
want to re-use and off you go ...

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