On 02/12/16 14:47, Paul Masson wrote:
I see many instances of SAGE_SRC in the source code but not so many of SAGE_LIB. I'm also not finding any documentation for SAGE_LIB. How are people supposed to know what is considered the proper use of the two locations?
How many of the package that you have installed on your computer rely on the source being available? As far as I am concerned SAGE_SRC should not be used at runtime. One of the current problem with sage is it is not testable before being installed. This is the only reason, in my opinion SAGE_SRC can still sometimes being used in things that are installed. If it is needed for doctesting. And sometimes for stuff the dev thinks are nice for themselves but add not much value to an end user, and when there is value, an alternative way could be pursued at low cost. But functionality should not rely on anything under SAGE_SRC this is a broken design. In a standard sage install SAGE_LIB will default to SAGE_LOCAL/lib/python2.7/site-packages. Since all the python files under SAGE_SRC/sage will be installed under SAGE_LIB/sage the substitution should be one to one. Francois -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sage-release" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sage-release+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sage-release. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.