[Python-Dev] Dodgy code in distutils/sysconfig.py
09 Jul 2002 16:14:13 +0100
"M.-A. Lemburg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Michael Hudson wrote:
> > I'm curious about this bit of code from Lib/distutils/sysconfig.py:
> > [...]
> > ? What cases does that get wrong? I'd have changed it already, but I
> > have this feeling I must be missing something.
> Is Modules/Setup a landmark on all Python build platforms,
> e.g. on Macs, Windows and other non-Unix platforms as well ?
Given that distutils isn't used for building Python's own extension
modules on non-Unix platforms, does it matter?
... Windows proponents tell you that it will solve things that
your Unix system people keep telling you are hard. The Unix
people are right: they are hard, and Windows does not solve
them, ... -- Tim Bradshaw, comp.lang.lisp