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What's up with Activestate Python?

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 5:11 AM Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2019-02-14, Liste guru <digitalfantasy.it86559 at digitalfantasy.it> wrote:
> > Il 14/02/2019 00:06, Grant Edwards ha scritto:
> >> For many, many years I've always installed ActiveState's ActivePython
> >> Community edition when forced to use Windows.  It has always included
> >> ...
> >> I guess it's time to switch to Anaconda or ???
> >
> > I've also used the ActiveState python, expecially for the 2.7.x
> > series, mainly for the oflline docs and the pywin32 libraries.
> >
> > Now the situation is better and with pip is really easy to have an
> > updated python with a lot of libs so there is less need for the
> > ActiveState distribution.
> How does that work for libraries that require a C compiler?  Does pip
> know how to download and install any required C/C++ toolchains?

Ideally, it'll be downloading prebuilt wheels. Whether that's always
possible, I don't know.