Python configuration question when python scripts are executed using Appweb as web server.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Aug 13 17:45:31 CEST 2009

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
>> Here are couple of links that discusses setting PYTHONPATH environment
>> variable.
> Ouch, that document should be reworked and updated!
I don't understand this comment, given that the PEP370 Implementation 
section 2nd paragraph quite specifically refers to the use of 
PYTHONPATH, I quote. "The user site directory is added before the system 
site directories but after Python's search paths and PYTHONPATH. This 
setup allows the user to install a different version of a package than 
the system administrator but it prevents the user from accidently 
overwriting a stdlib module. Stdlib modules can still be overwritten 
with PYTHONPATH."  What am I missing?

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.

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