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Author vstinner
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, eric.araujo, loewis, runtux, tarek, techtonik, vstinner
Date 2012-03-13.12:53:42
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> Would the proposed change mean that a bdist_wininst built
> with 3.2.0 won’t work with a patched 3.2.3?

The installer doesn't use distutils to read its configuration, so such binary runs with any installed Python version.

> bdist_msi decodes data read from with MBCS on Windows;
> on other OSes, couldn’t the locale preferred encoding be used?

It would be worse: Linux doesn't use Windows code page. Most modern OSes are now using UTF-8 locale encoding, whereas Windows never use UTF-8 as the ANSI code page.
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