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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-28 09:52:02

Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>>2. Is there g++ for those platforms?
>>>Yes but they are very hard to compile succesfully on those platforms
>>>(for instance I tried on HPUX but never succeeded and this is a known
>>>problem). And even if it compiles succesfully, often clashes between the
>>>gcc headers and system headers occur.
>> Ok. And, BTW, what about Python on those platforms. Is it readily available,
>> or can be compiled, or does not compile out of the box, or you don't know?
> Currently we have installed python on Sun and IBM and it worked out of
> the box. Compiling numarray OTOH (which is a mathematical extension of
> Python) ICE's however on these platforms.

I doubt very much that any build system will need the services of
numarray, which is not even a standard module ;-)

Because you can't turn off its C++ features, HP aCC can't compile
Python, but I'm pretty certain you can build an HP Python with GCC.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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