21 May 2008 21 May '08
We actually have a couple of Solaris buildbots already - as I understand it, the issue there isn't Solaris as such, it's being able to use the Sun compiler instead of GCC to compile ctypes/libffi.
Does that mean that we need access to the Sun compiler or that the Sun compiler has bugs which prevent ctypes from compiling?
Neither, nor. ctypes (or, rather, libffi) has code specific to gcc (or, rather, the GNU assembler) that makes the Sun compiler reject it. IIRC, it chokes on the attempt to compile assembler code that has C preprocessor macros in it (can't test it right now).