Michael Hudson wrote:
"Fredrik Lundh" email@example.com writes:
+Outstanding Issues +==================
+* Require C99, so we can use // comments, named initializers, declare variables
- without introducing a new scope, among other benefits.
gcc only, in other words ?
Heh, I was going to make this point as well: it's not clear that MSVC will ever support C99. It supports some of the features listed here, of course, but probably won't support everything.
Given the list of features Neal mentioned, I don't think these really warrant going for full C99.
+* Remove support for old systems, including: OS2, BeOS, RISCOS, (SGI) Irix, Tru64
what's old with tru64 ? it's not that uncommon in places where Python has a strong presence, you can still buy AXP hardware throughout 2006, and HP says they'll keep developing and supporting the software platform at least through 2011.
And we still have someone actively interested in maintaining the OS2 port, it seems.
Dito for BeOS, now under the name Zeta OS.