[Distutils] easy_install - some thoughts

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 11:02:10 CEST 2005

On 7/12/05, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> >But even then, things are going odd, as if I try to build an egg for
> >ctypes (which isn't zip-safe) all of the files and subdirectories in
> >the egg directory are missing the first two characters... Hmm, it
> >happens with zip-safe eggs, as well, so I don't know - maybe it's
> >related to the bdist_wininst unpacking code. Sorry, I can't debug this
> >any further.
> And I can't reproduce it.  However, I have noticed that the format change
> for Python 2.4 includes a change to what data is in the 'cfgdata' string,
> and so I changed this line:
>     cfg.readfp(StringIO.StringIO(f.read(cfglen)))
> to read:
>     cfg.readfp(StringIO.StringIO(f.read(cfglen).split(chr(0),1)[0]))
> In order to ignore anything after the first NUL character in the
> cfgdata.  I don't know if that was causing your two-character problem or
> not, as I can't reproduce it with Python 2.4 and the ctypes .exe for Python
> 2.4.

Looks like that fixed the problem. Thanks.

> After the first thousand levels of recursion, the time machine throws a
> RuntimeError("Paradox stablization loop limit exceeded") and kicks
> me back to the present.  :)

So *that's* why Guido resists implementing tail-call optimisation! :-)


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