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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Oct 16 17:58:36 CEST 2004

On Oct 16, 2004, at 11:23 AM, Fredrik Lundh wrote:

> 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:

I think you're right, I must've been mistaken by the fact that pure 
python source files end up in a lib dir not a build dir (I thought it 
was reusing pyc files, but those are generated at the installation 
location).  My bad.


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