FS#43907 - Add pypy packages to the repository

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Thomas Schneider (BlackLotus) - Saturday, 21 February 2015, 23:12 GMT
Last edited by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 05:04 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


At the moment you can easily install any python lib that has support for python2 or python3 from the repositories (at least the ones that are added).Most of these have one shared PKGBUILD and build both python3 and python2.
pypy is only in the community repos, but adding pypy libs would only take a copy the package routine from python2 and a simple replace of python2 to pypy.There are some rare corner cases that don't work like this (numpy has it's own repo,matplotlib isn't a 100% compatible afaik and some packages that use too much cpython could need manual intervention), but the compatibility is great http://pypy.org/compat.html
Right now most people probably just use pip for pypy to install missing libs but having pypy lib alternatives in the official repo would be great.
Kind regards,
Thomas Schneider
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Closed by  Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 05:04 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro) - Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 05:04 GMT
I decided against this until pypy gets better C support and more Python 3 compatibility.