[Distutils] Handling the binary dependency management problem

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 10:34:44 CET 2013

On 3 December 2013 09:11, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 December 2013 08:48, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And wouldn't it be better to make wheel a bit more robust in this regard
>>> than add yet another recommended tool to the mix?
>> Software that works today is generally more useful to end users than
>> software that might possibly handle their use case at some currently
>> unspecified point in the future :)
> See my experience with conda under Windows. While I'm not saying that
> conda "doesn't work", being directed to software that turns out to
> have its own set of bugs, different to the ones you're used to, is a
> pretty frustrating experience. (BTW, I raised a bug report. Let's see
> what the response is like...)

Looks like the conda stack is built around msvcr90, whereas python.org
Python 3.3 is built around msvcr100.

So conda is not interoperable *at all* with standard python.org Python
3.3 on Windows :-(


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