[Python-ideas] A standard location for Python configuration files.

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Oct 22 18:36:24 CEST 2009

Tarek Ziadé writes:

 > I can understand the concerns about ~/.python but I find ~/.python.d/
 > rather cryptic.

True, but it's an existing convention quite widely used.  Mac OS X
itself has at least nine.  That increases by more than an order of
magnitude on my system if I don't filter "/opt/local" (MacPorts).  I'm
not even going to bother trying to count on Gentoo Linux.

 > What about a more explicit name like ~/.pythonconfig then ?

-0.5 vs /.python.d.

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