Post by Jayesh Badwaik via arch-general
I've noticed that the include paths for python 3 are updated according
to the version of python being installed. This removes some stability
for custom programs which build against python (example boost.python).
It would be nice if there was a symlink version of python include
paths to a stable location like `/usr/include/python3`.
This will never happen.
If you're not using `pkg-config --cflags python3` then you're doing it
wrong. End of story.
Source code that doesn't know how to use pkg-config to find the
versioned include path in /usr/include also won't be able to find it in
$HOME/dev/python/include/python3.7m or whatever complex development
environments lots of people tend to use.
Patching one cherry-picked linux distro in order to fix one specific
workflow in one programming language and one software dependency, seems
rather inefficient. Learn to love pkg-config, it's quite fantastic. ;)
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