New submission from Alexander Belopolsky email@example.com:
It looks like Misc/SpecialBuilds.txt has not been updated since 2.4.
This file is referenced from C-API documentation , but is not accessible as a hyperlink.
Some of the recommendations in this file are out of date, in particular those that recommend setting make variables where a configure switch is available.
I believe it would be best to retire Misc/SpecialBuilds.txt and move still relevant sections to proper .rst files.
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Éric Araujo firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
Agreed the file needs updating. Can you do it?
I’m not sure the contents of this file should be moved under Doc. There is no build/installation guide on docs.python.org, probably because most users don’t build themselves. Having advanced docs under Misc with a reference in the README seems okay to me.
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Mark Lawrence added the comment:
This file has been updated with the most recent revision being r90052. Can we close this as out of date?
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Alexander Belopolsky added the comment:
Actually, the real improvements came in changeset 67177:01714efdc6cf. Closing.
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