[Python-Dev] Re: Reducing core dependencies for Python on OS X /distutils nit

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Oct 16 17:23:05 CEST 2004

Bob Ippolito wrote:

> distutils.util.get_platform() should include sys.version[:3]
> http://python.org/sf/1035703
> On a side note, when I was playing with Python 2.4, I noticed that distutils doesn't create build 
> directories that have the major Python version encoded in them, only the operating system 
> information.  This doesn't really make much sense, because extensions and bytecode aren't 
> typically compatible between major versions!  Nobody commented on this, but I'm willing to write a 
> patch to create build directories with sys.version[:3] in them if it will be accepted...

are you sure about this?  the build directories sure have version numbers in
them on Unix and Windows:

$ python setup.py build
building 'sgmlop' extension
gcc -g -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/include/python2.1 -c sgmlop.c
-o build/temp.linux-i686-2.1/sgmlop.o
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.1
gcc -shared build/temp.linux-i686-2.1/sgmlop.o -o build/lib.linux-i686-2.1/sgmlop.so

$ python2.3 setup.py build
building 'sgmlop' extension
creating build/temp.linux-i686-2.3
gcc -DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/include/python2.3
-c sgmlop.c -o build/temp.linux-i686-2.3/sgmlop.o
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.3
gcc -shared build/temp.linux-i686-2.3/sgmlop.o -o build/lib.linux-i686-2.3/sgmlop.so

$ python1.5 setup.py build
building 'sgmlop' extension
creating build/temp.linux-i686-1.5
gcc -g -O2 -fPIC -I/usr/include/python1.5 -c sgmlop.c -o build/temp.linux-i686-1.5/sgmlop.o
creating build/lib.linux-i686-1.5
gcc -shared build/temp.linux-i686-1.5/sgmlop.o -o build/lib.linux-i686-1.5/sgmlop.so

> python setup.py build
building 'sgmlop' extension
creating build\temp.win32-2.3
creating build\temp.win32-2.3\Release
C:\VisualStudio\VC98\BIN\cl.exe /c /nologo /Ox /MD /W3 /GX /DNDEBUG -IC:\python2
3\include -IC:\python23\PC /Tcsgmlop.c /Fobuild\temp.win32-2.3\Release\sgmlop.obj
creating build\lib.win32-2.3
C:\VisualStudio\VC98\BIN\link.exe /DLL /nologo /INCREMENTAL:NO /LIBPATH:C:\pytho
n23\libs /LIBPATH:C:\python23\PCBuild /EXPORT:initsgmlop build\temp.win32-2.3\Re
lease\sgmlop.obj /OUT:build\lib.win32-2.3\sgmlop.pyd /IMPLIB:build\temp.win32-2.

(and so on)


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