Attn: Install path debaters

Gary E. Miller gem at
Wed Jan 3 21:17:29 UTC 2018

Yo Ian!

On Wed, 3 Jan 2018 07:23:23 -0600
Ian Bruene via devel <devel at> wrote:

> We are on track to merging the solution in !615, if you have
> objections please state them *soon*, together with a patch that fixes
> the problem.

Uh, news to me that any solution was agreed to.  Last I heard this
group was in no way on the same page.

Rather than having me misread your code, can you put a plain summary here?

> To snip one large set of objections in the bud: Yes, this solution is 
> /hideous/.

Not sure how that makes me feel better.  Exactly the opposite.

> Unfortunately the nature of the bug means that we get to
> pick two of {correct install path | can import without shenanigans in
> the user's environment | pretty}.

And yet, other projects do not have this problem???

> This particular node in tradeoff
> space also means that the ugliness is directly in our code where it
> can be paired with a big fat explanation comment.

Care to shaare that ccomment so I do not need to dig???

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