From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-05-23 15:46:50
On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:43 AM stefan <stefan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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]> 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 ?
Since the *-install-python rules are not called. I'm almost certain it's
dead code. And hence why no one has complained of not supporting py > 3.4.
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