[Python-checkins] r77756 - in python/trunk/Lib/distutils: command/bdist_msi.py tests/test_bdist_msi.py
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 22:27:52 CET 2010
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> And for the APIs that are being deprecated, I am just throwing a
>> For the patch problem, I am not sure what's the best way. I think
>> that's not a huge change for people patching code. What do you suggest
> I'm not sure what you mean with "patch problem". Perhaps the monkey-
> patching that's often applied to get_platform() ?
> For that I think we need a better way to tell distutils to use
> a different platform string than by monkey-patching the function.
> In mxSetup we currently have to do the monkey-patching in order
> to support our prebuilt archives. I suppose the situation is similar
> for eggs.
yes, it has a custom get_build_platform but it doesn't monkey patch
distutils for that/
> The reason for the change of the platform string is that this
> is used in many build paths, so we need to make sure that the
> platform string used on the build machine is also used on the
> target machine. This often happens on a few platforms such as
> Mac OS X that have a number of different possible platform
> strings (e.g. various fat builds vs. single architecture builds).
> Ideally, there should be a global in distutils that you can
> change using a public API to avoid the monkey-patching, e.g.
> Initializes the global using sysconfig.get_platform() if not
> set and returns its current value.
> Sets the global to a new value.
Sounds like a plan, I'll add this.
I have the sysconfig module pending for the py3k branch, but I was waiting
a few days to see if everything was OK with the change in 2.x. I guess
I'll merge it after that, then work on the shutil part.
The next big step is the documentation for sysconfig.
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