On Mar 13, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Martijn Faassen wrote:

Jim Fulton wrote:
Platform dependent distributions are *not* portable. They can depend on system settings, such as Python Unicode size and library locations. This can cause major annoyance and breakage when people automatically download these with easy_install or zc.buildout.

Yeah, the unicode issue in particular is major suckage in the egg infrastructure. It'd be nice if eggs could distinguish between Python version by compilation option.

I think it's a losing battle. Unicode size is just one example. Library locations ca be another. There are probably others.


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