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From: stefan (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-05-23 15:43:17

On 2019-05-23 11:39 a.m., Rene Rivera wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 9:59 AM stefan via Boost-build
> <boost-build_at_[hidden] <mailto:boost-build_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> Hi there,
> a user just made me aware of
> which appears to limit *some* functionality to Python versions <=3.4.
> Could someone please explain what this means ? What functionality
> is it that is limited in that way ? And shouldn't the above code
> be updated to include versions beyond ? (Python is now at version
> 3.8...)
> I suspect it's just the effect of time catching up with us. That 34
> value was set 6 years ago. And hence version 3.4 seemed like an
> eternity away at that point. Feel free to post a PR with a new far
> away value :-)

I don't like working in the blind, so I'd prefer to understand what the
code I'm changing was (supposed to be) doing.

Thus my question: what does this code do, and what effect does the
current limitation to 3.4 have ? It looks like this only affects Windows
and Darwin users. Can you confirm that ?

So far I haven't seen anyone complaining about missing support for
Python beyond 3.4. Why not ? If it doesn't matter, why does the code
need to be changed at all ? Or in fact, is it perhaps obsolete ?



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