[Distutils] Strict/Loose Version and toolchains checks

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Sat May 16 09:36:13 CEST 2009

Hi David,

can you fill an issue about that ?


On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 5:44 AM, David Cournapeau
<david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hi,
>    Since we are talking about versioning, here is one more complaint
> which may fall into the bugreport category or not, I am not sure. There
> are some version checks in some codepaths which do not make much sense
> IMHO, in particular:
>    - distutils checks the versions of the toolchain. This is broken. If
> I want to use gcc built from svn to build my extensions, distutils
> should just do what I ask it to do, and not barf as it currently does.
>    - bdist_msi also fails to run when the project version is not a
> released version. I can't see the rationale for that behavior, and it is
> not consistent with others bdist_ anyway.
> thanks,
> David
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