[Distutils] [final version?] PEP 513 - A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Mon Feb 1 02:25:25 EST 2016

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 12:17:02PM -0800, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Hi,
> > I can confirm that Debian and Anaconda builds of CPython 2.7 both have
> > sys.maxunicode == 0x10ffff, but Enthought Canopy has sys.maxunicode ==
> > 0xffff. Hmm. I guess they should fix that.
> >
> > Also the manylinux docker image currently has sys.maxunicode ==
> > 0xffff, so we should definitely fix that :-).
> A quick check on Ubuntu 12.04, Debian sid, Centos 7.2 confirms wide
> unicode by default.  Are there any known distributions providing UCS2
> unicode Pythons?

I don't know of any.

Pyenv, OTOH, deliberately uses upstream defaults and so produces narrow
unicode builds.

Marius Gedminas
If you are angry with someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes... then
you'll be a mile away from them, and you'll have their shoes.
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