[Distutils] Finishing PEP 345

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Tue Jan 12 02:06:17 CET 2010

Rafeal wrote:

> Windows (NT) used to run also on IA-32, MIPS and PowerPC processors too,
> and Windows (CE) also runs on other CPU FAMILIES other than i386 (ARM,
> MIPS, Hitachi SuperH).
> So, no, i386 is just a widely used name to call the subset of the x86
> family that runs on 32bit (vs. the old 16bit members of the family,
> x86_64, etc). Significant compilers adopt this or a similar convention.


So we really get no clear and simple guidence from the
PEP on how to specify dependencies for different platforms.

The fact that this is as clear as mud for an end-developer
is my issue.


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