[Python-Dev] .pth files are evil

Zooko O'Whielacronx zookog at gmail.com
Sat May 9 09:49:13 EDT 2009

.pth files are why I can't easily use GNU stow with easy_install.
If installing a Python package involved writing new files into the
filesystem, but did not require reading, updating, and re-writing any
extant files such as .pth files, then GNU stow would Just Work with
easy_install the way it Just Works with most things.



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