On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:35 AM, Stefan Behnel email@example.com wrote:
Isn't that the main issue here? IMHO, if EasyInstall was fixed to distinguish extensions for UCS2/UCS4 platforms, that would just make the issue go away for most users. Not for extension builders and package maintainers, admittedly, but certainly for most users.
If easy_install were fixed in the way suggested by PJE , eggs could effectively be labeled as "UCS2", "UCS4", or "Don't Care". Right now, all eggs are essentially labeled "Don't Care", even if they will fail to link. My proposal would greatly expand the number of eggs that can legitimately be labeled "Don't Care".
It's a complementary proposal; fixing easy_install is certainly still important. :-)
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