[Python-Dev] Inconsistent case in directory names for installed Python on Windows

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Wed May 18 14:01:17 CEST 2011


While studying `virtualenv` code I've noticed that in Python directory
tree `include`, `libs` and `tcl` are lowercased while other dirs are
capitalized. It doesn't seem important (especially for developers
here), but it still can leave an unpleasant image for people new to
Python (and programming in general).

│ ├─DLLs
│ ├─Doc
│ ├─include
│ ├─Lib
│ ├─libs
│ ├─Scripts
│ ├─tcl
│ └─Tools

How about making a consistent lowercased or uppercased scheme? Windows
filesystems are case-insensitive, so the change shouldn't affect
anybody. Another candidate for normalization is Tools/Scripts dir,
which I'd lowercase FWIW:


Lowercased dirs on a top level seem to contains files that are
relevant to C developers only. However, I can not say for sure. It
seems that there could be a better place for them like top level
directory named Dev or C-API.
anatoly t.

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