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From: Pedro Ferreira (pedro.ferreira_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-20 04:30:41

Alan, David, Toon,

Em 20 Jan 2005, às 02:34, Alan Gutierrez escreveu:

> 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.

Em 20 Jan 2005, às 06:35, Toon Knapen escreveu:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> 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.
> Indeed, build-systems are used by developers and usually development is
> done on recent systems. OTOH we also target to support all possible
> platforms, platforms for instance that even do not have python.
> Currently such platforms can be supported by just running 'bjam -n >
>' for the toolset on whatever platform and run the
> '' script on the target platform.

By all means, I agree. I'd even go for 2.4. My point was that I reckon
many people are stuck with older versions.



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