[Distutils] warning about potential problem for wheels
oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 01:09:17 CEST 2015
On Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:37 Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> wrote:
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.
Does it sound plausible to you that a school would build their own Pythons?
I only know a few schools and I'd be very surprised if this happened at one
of them but I guess there's a lot of schools in the world...
The administrators at my daughter's school don't even understand how to put
text into an email let alone install compilers and build Python!
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