[Distutils] Platform naming standardization
david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Jan 13 00:56:34 CET 2010
> I'm involved with a software project that makes extensive use of third
> party modules with C extensions...
> setuptools uses distutils.util.get_platform() to ...
> It's not even crucial to me that these be fixed, but before I continue
> to hack up the platform string, I wanted to ask the SIG to address these
> issues and hopefully decide on a standard. That way, I can at least
> implement patches in my app that will be compatible with whatever (if
> anything) is decided.
I think you are going to have to hack for now..
In fact, everyone is just having a good old hack at it..
distutils started as a hack.. and it is maybe getting cleaned
up now - but it was a hack for such a long time.
If you hack.. you'll be in good company. It's what everyone
is doing. You're on the right list.
> To ease installation, we pre-build
> them for some popular platforms and provide a distribution system for
> the app to fetch them.
Can you divulge the name of your project? I'd like to
look at your hacking..
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