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From: Steven Knight (knight_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-17 09:27:28

Hi Volodya--

>> I like python too (even though I wish it supported threading a bit better,
>> but that's a post for another thread). However, (in my limited sample
>> space of 1 - Scons) I've seen a python based build system that performs
>> very poorly.
> When the Python port was initially discussed, we though that eventually we'll
> use SCons as underlying build engine. However, the fact that KDE dropped
> porting to SCons in part due to performance reasons makes using SCons less
> desirable.


It will be worth another look when you get to the point of investigating
the Python port in earnest. SCons has had a significant refactoring
under way for quite some time that is actually close to being
available. This refactoring has turned up a number of bottlenecks
(mostly inefficiencies in unintended interactions between subsystems)
that should help performance quite a bit. Unfortunately, these weren't
discovered and addressed in time for KDE.


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