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From: Daniel Berlin (dan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-17 09:12:06

"Moore, Paul" <paul.moore_at_[hidden]> writes:

> In this context, inter-language libraries are fraught with issues. We end up
> inadvertantly taking sides in language wars ("why does Boost support Python,
> but not Perl/TCL/Ruby/Lua/...?").
Because nobody has submitted them for review. This would be a question
for the FAQ.

> We are also tied into other software's
> versioning issues (does py_cpp interface to Python 1.5, 1.6 or 2.0?).
All of them.
Python just works.

> > One of the reasons I thought it might be a good thing to
> > include at boost is that Python's standard library still covers
> > a vast number of useful areas that std + boost do not.
> I'm not sure what you are implying in this. Can I write a sockets program in
> C++ with py_cpp and Python?
If you like.
> I assume that the resulting program would rely
> on Python, and hence would not compile into a single distributable
> EXE?
This would be a bad assumption.
> None
> of this is bad in itself, but it reflects back to the "is this appropriate
> territory" question again.

Only if your assumption was correct, which it isn't.

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