[Distutils] pythonv, take two

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Fri Mar 18 22:24:37 CET 2011


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On 03/18/2011 03:20 PM, P.J. Eby wrote:
> At 02:44 PM 3/18/2011 -0400, Carl Meyer wrote:
>> Apparently (I am Windows-ignorant) recent Windows versions do
>> support symlinks?
> 
> Technically, some Windows filesystems can support this.  In practice, 
> no user-visible tools actually support making or using them sanely, AFAIK.
> 
> So, I suggest promoting symlinks as the standard way, with 
> binary-copying being a Windows-only workaround. 

Could the config file contain an optional hint for finding the "right"
stdlib in cases where the binary copy had been made?  I realize that
parsing a config file *without* the stdlib is painful:  perhaps looking
for a line starting with 'stdlib =' would be enough?


Tres.
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