[Distutils] warning about potential problem for wheels

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Sun Oct 11 00:37:17 CEST 2015

In a message of Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:52:58 -0000, Oscar Benjamin writes:

>Really this is just a case of an unsupported platform. It's unfortunate
>that CPython doesn't properly support this hardware but I think it's
>reasonable that if you have to build your interpreter from source then you
>have to build your extension modules as well.

Alas that there is no easy way to detect.  The situation I am
imagining is where the administrators of a school build pythons for
the students to run on their obsolete hardware, and then the poor
students don't understand why pip doesn't work.  But I suppose we
will just get to deal with that problem when and if it happens.


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