[Python-ideas] Add processor generation to wheel metadata

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Tue Oct 31 02:02:08 EDT 2017

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 5:45 AM, Ivan Pozdeev via Python-ideas
<python-ideas at python.org> wrote:
> Generally, packages are compiled for the same processor generation as the
> corresponding Python.
> But not always -- e.g. NumPy opted for SSE2 even for Py2 to work around some
> compiler bug
> (https://github.com/numpy/numpy/issues/6428).
> I was bitten by that at an old machine once and found out that there is no
> way for `pip' to have checked for that.
> Besides, performance-oriented packages like the one mentioned could probably
> benefit from newer instructions.

You should probably resend this to distutils-sig instead of
python-ideas -- that's where discussions about python packaging
happen. (Python-ideas is more for discussions about the language


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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