[Distutils] current preferred way to specify dependencies? future?
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Jan 12 02:01:07 CET 2010
> py> import platform
> py> platform.machine()
> 'i686' maps very well to a real machine on the market, namely to the
> machine on which I'm typing this right now.
When I run the same thing:
So what is being proposed isn't very repeatable.
>>> Whereas using the built-in platform identification mechanism
>>> would be extremely difficult?
Difficult for developers to predict other environments.
One reason is the lack of clear documentation.
I'm only asking for clearer documentation.
> If you don't like the values that Python reports, get Python
> fixed. The PEP will then fix itself automatically, the way
> it is specified.
Ok. That will work for future versions.
But it generates a nightmare scenario for application developers
installing on existing python installations. Their knowledge
must increase to be the same as your knowledge.
That is unfair.
> I disagree that the values Python reports are erroneous. They
> indicate fairly reliably the relevant characteristics of the
> system Python runs on.
But what is happening is that we are bypassing metadata by
including system calls.
That *ain't* metadata.
That is an error.
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