[Distutils] [setuptools] eggs and Python Unicode variants (UCS2, UCS4)

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Fri Aug 4 21:05:23 CEST 2006

On Aug 4, 2006, at 11:36 AM, Martijn Faassen wrote:

> Hey,
> Any feedback on this? Nobody cares that Python eggs compiled with a
> linux distribution version of Python don't run on hand-compiled  
> versions
> of Python, and vice versa? I added [setuptools] to the topic in case
> that's the convention to get people concerned with those to pay
> attention. :)

My guess is that nobody cares enough to provide a patch ;-)

The size of unicode characters is IMO part of the ABI "description",  
just like the python version and should therefore be part of the egg  
name. We should end up with something like 'lxml-1.0.1-py2.4-ucs2- 

A minor problem is that the right place to fix this is in distutils,  
not setuptools. That way other bdist_* targets would also pick up the  
right ABI description.


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