[Python-Dev] Draft PEP for time zone support.

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Thu Dec 13 02:36:15 CET 2012


On Dec 12, 2012 7:24 PM, "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>
> On 12/12/2012 7:27 PM, Brian Curtin wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:10 PM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 2012-12-12 23:33, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> As a Windows user, I would like there to be one tz data file used by
all
>>>>> Python versions on my machine, including ones included with other
apps.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> That would be nice, but where would that be installed? There is no
>>>> standard location for zoneinfo files. And do we really want to install
>>>> python-specific files outside the Python tree?
>
>
> There is no 'Python tree' on windows. Rather, there is a separate tree
for each version, located where the user directs.
>
> Windows used to have a %APPDATA% directory variable. Not sure about Win
7, let alone 8. Martin and others should know better.
>
> Or ask the user where to put it. I know where I would choose, and it
would not be on my C drive. Un-installers would not delete (unless a
reference count were kept and were decremented to 0).
>
>
>>> Python version x.y is installed into, say, C:\Pythonxy, so perhaps a
>>> good place would be, say, C:\Python.
>>
>>
>> C:\ProgramData\Python
>
>
> Making a new top-level directory without asking is obnoxious.

See
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9518890/what-is-the-significance-programdata-in-windows
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