[Distutils] Extracting C extensions from zipfiles on sys.path (Was: wheels on sys.path clarification (reboot))

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 12:18:22 CET 2014

On 31 Jan 2014 21:00, "Vinay Sajip" <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 31/1/14, Thomas Heller <theller at ctypes.org> wrote:
> > This limitation does no longer exist; it works in 2.x and 3.x as
> > well as on 32-bit and 64-bit.
> That's good to know. Of course, as it's platform specific, it can't
> be used as a generic C extension import facility, though I suppose
> that if/when such a capability becomes available on mainstream
> platforms, the memimporter API could be adapted to cover it.

Ah, but unlinking is more reliable on most POSIX filesystems than it is on
NTFS, so even using this technique on Windows and a cache elsewhere could
be beneficial.


> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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