[Python-Dev] PEP 3149 thoughts

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 10:25:14 CEST 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Ralf Schmitt <ralf at brainbot.com> wrote:
> Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:
>> Section added:
>> Windows
>> =======
>> This PEP only addresses build issues on POSIX systems that use the
>> ``configure`` script.  While Windows or other platform support is not
>> explicitly disallowed under this PEP, platform expertise is needed in
>> order to evaluate, describe, and implement support on such platforms.
>> It is not currently clear that the facilities in this PEP are even
>> useful for Windows.
> If it's useful on unix like systems, why shouldn't it be useful on
> windows? Multiple versions of python can be installed on windows
> too. And people might also like to share their packages between
> installations.

Platform mindset. Windows has a history of duplication of files to
avoid dependency management (even the C runtime is typically
duplicated on disk for each application that uses it).


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