[Python-ideas] UCS2 vs UCS4 ABIs

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com
Thu Nov 5 14:46:41 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 1:35 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:

> Isn't that the main issue here? IMHO, if EasyInstall was fixed to
> distinguish extensions for UCS2/UCS4 platforms, that would just make the
> issue go away for most users. Not for extension builders and package
> maintainers, admittedly, but certainly for most users.

If easy_install were fixed in the way suggested by PJE [1], eggs could
effectively be labeled as "UCS2", "UCS4", or "Don't Care".  Right now, all
eggs are essentially labeled "Don't Care", even if they will fail to link.
My proposal would greatly expand the number of eggs that can legitimately be
labeled "Don't Care".

It's a complementary proposal; fixing easy_install is certainly still
important. :-)

[1] http://bit.ly/1bO62

Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.
President, Stutzbach Enterprises, LLC <http://stutzbachenterprises.com>
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