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

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 07:06:19 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:24 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> Or ask the user where to put it.

If we ask where it should be installed, then we need a registry
setting for that or we don't know where it's located when it is to be
used. And if we ask, then people will install it in non-standard
locations. While installers for software with Python don't want their
users to be asked, so they'll install it in the standard location,
overriding the managers preferred, updated custom location with the
standard location with a database that is probably not updated.

So I think that asking is not an option at all. It either goes in
%PROGRAMDATA%\Python\zoneinfo or it's not shared at all.

> 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).

True, and that's annoying when those counters go wrong.

All in all I would say I would prefer to install this per Python.


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