Re: [Distutils] windows installer and setuptools
16 Oct 2007 16 Oct '07
At 02:30 PM 10/16/2007 +0200, henk-jan ebbers wrote:
But aren't python windows installers supposed to be python-version independent?
Not if they contain extensions, or are built by setuptools.
(but then, I do not understand why a (pure) python egg is version dependent).
1. Because it contains compiled bytecode, which is Python version dependent. 2. Because it may contain different contents or dependencies, based on the Python version.
#2 is also why setuptools builds version-dependent bdist_wininst installers.
(By the way, please stop emailing me off-list; I don't support setuptools except via the distutils-sig mailing list.)
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