From: Alan Gutierrez (alan-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-20 04:47:40
* Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> [2005-01-20 01:36]:
> 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 >
> compile_all.sh' for the toolset on whatever platform and run the
> 'compile_all.sh' script on the target platform.
Is this OTOH? If a platform doesn't even have Python, wouldn't
be better if didn't even have Python 2.2 instead of Python 1.5.2?
Is the script script generation scripted in BBv2, or is it part
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