Author ned.deily
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Date 2019-05-19.19:56:01
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I don't understand the need for this.  AFAICT, the purpose of python-config is to provide configuration info for embedding Python (Issue1161914 and https://docs.python.org/3/extending/embedding.html#compiling-and-linking-under-unix-like-systems).  At some point, a pkg-config template was added (in Issue3585) but it seems to duplicate the purpose of python-config and thus is also intended for use in embedding Python (although we don't seem to document it, it is familiar to users of automake). I don't know what other purposes either python-config or the pkg-config template serve other than for embedding. AFAIK, they should not be used for building C extension modules. But admittedly this area is not well-documented.  In any case, I think pkg-config and python-config should return the same values for similar parameters.  Anyone else have an opinion?
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