[Grok-dev] Re: Feature request grokproject
faassen at startifact.com
Mon Feb 25 09:25:58 EST 2008
Sebastian Ware wrote:
> I wish grokproject would:
> a) report which python executable it is using (and maybe which
> directories that python installation uses for shared stuff)
I think listing the Python is a good idea - the other stuff (the current
sys.path) sounds a bit more spammy, though could be enabled with an
explicit option perhaps. Could you make a launchpad issue for this so we
won't forget about it?
> b) optionally report which modules that python installation has available
I think this falls outside the purview of grokproject's functionality.
> c) warn if there are several similar python installations, and maybe
> even give some hints on how this might cause problems
This one sounds hard to implement.
I think eventually we should build strong virtualenv support into
grokproject (unless buildout gains this kind of sandboxing from the
system python libraries first). Given the amount of problems that have
arisen with the lack of isolation, I think the ability to use packages
installed in the system python's site-packages is hurting us more than
it is helping us. Feel free to create "make grokproject install
virtualenv" launchpad issue too. I know Ignas even had some code for it,
we should hunt it up.
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