[issue10945] bdist_wininst depends on MBCS codec, unavailable on non-Windows
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Tue Mar 13 12:50:53 CET 2012
Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> added the comment:
The proposition of using other C functions and changing the bdist_wininst code looks risky to me, especially as I don’t know how compatibility would be affected (see my previous message). We are free to improve the wininst code in distutils2, or discuss a replacement (Jeremy Kloth was working on something with all the features of MSI and wininst), but for distutils I would very much prefer the simplest fix that could possibly works.
bdist_msi decodes data read from setup.py with MBCS on Windows; on other OSes, couldn’t the locale preferred encoding be used?
priority: high -> normal
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