From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-20 00:00:58
Alan Gutierrez <alan-jamboost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> * Pedro Ferreira <pedro.ferreira_at_[hidden]> [2005-01-19 10:55]:
>> Dear all,
>> my apologies for taking _way_ longer than I expected to post this: for
>> a bunch of reasons I was unavailable for the last few weeks.
>> I attach a draft of a porting strategy (Overview.txt) and the code I
>> have already ported.
>> Comments are very much appreciated.
> I don't know the ins and outs of Python versioning, but I don't
> see why you wouldn't use 2.2. I don't use Python as a language,
> but I know I've got 2.2 or higher on all my systems, Win32,
> RedHat Linux, FC Linux, OS X.
> Why does SCons use 1.5.2?
Because it shipped on certain older RedHat systems. I think RH7.x
shipped Python 1.5.2.
> I don't think Boost targets older systems, since it begs a
> recent C++ compiler.
FWIW, I strongly agree we shouldn't be constrained to 1.5.2. Python
2.x is a major advance and is just as portable as earlier versions.
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