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From: Hans Dembinski (hans.dembinski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-08-21 08:08:05

> On 21. Aug 2019, at 09:43, Alexander Grund via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Am 21.08.19 um 09:32 schrieb Paul A Bristow via Boost:
>> Won't requiring Python put off some library authors from applying a run the inspect program to their own code?
>> (Having the Python program will be valuable for providing an externally visible and usable list).
> I rather see it the other way round: Using and maintaining the Python program will be much easier and faster: Just run it, done. Most devs are likely using Linux anway where Python is preinstalled. Better than having to compile something first, probably need to change it due to false positives and compile again. Then compile own code etc.

+1 I was just about to write the same thing.

All notable Linux distribution and OSX comes with pre-installed Python. Only Windows does not ship with Python preinstalled.

The threshold to install Python is incredibly low. And it is already used elsewhere, in tools/boostdep/

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