default plugin path
robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Jan 27 02:27:06 GMT 2009
On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 20:50 -0500, Aaron Bentley wrote:
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> Robert Collins wrote:
> > recently the bzrlib plugin path for bzrlib users got changed. It used to
> > be set by importing bzrlib, now it isn't (but this does /not/ remove the
> > plugin path - it just sets it to [sys.modules['bzrlib'].__path__ +
> > '/plugins']
> > I'd like to reinstate setting the path at library import time - this
> > won't cause plugins to be loaded, but it will set the path correctly.
> > Any objections?
> I object. I don't think that is the right setting. I don't think there
> *is* a right setting that applies to all bzrlib clients. Explicit
> better than implicit. Resist the temptation to guess.
I've never needed to alter the path. And any client that wants a
specific path *can* alter it.
> I don't think clients should have to undo these settings. I don't see a
> need for this change, since you get the default path anyway if you call
I don't want to call load_plugins. I want to 'import
That used to be - for a *long* time, so clearly not breaking bzrlib
now it is
which is a dead chicken.
What harmful effect will setting the path have?
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