[C++-SIG] Restarting

David Ascher da at ski.org
Thu Apr 29 18:33:19 CEST 1999

On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, David Beazley wrote:

> Geoffrey Furnish writes:
> > 
> > I've discussed this with Guido a few times over the last two years.
> > He's a little concerned about the idea of absorbing too much code that 
> > he doesn't understand, into the core, because of the support issues.
> > And he wants to see a serious consensus emerge on the SIG.  [Guido,
> > please feel free to further clarify here].
> > 
> At the risk of having to go find my flame suit, I am opposed to the
> idea of adding C++ (at the level of sophistication described) to the
> Python core unless it can be added (or disabled) as an optional
> feature. 

FWIW, I read Geoffrey's email as implying a configure-time --c++ switch.
In other words, adding or disabling is a compile-time specification.  I
might have been wrong.

On the topic of compilers, I'm much more optimistic now than when this
issue was first brought up.  If it turns out as Geoffrey (somewhat
indirectly) predicts that Windows, Solaris and GCC are all "ok", then that
in my opinion would make the C++ coverage enough to warrant its inclusion
in the core -- at the same level as thread support for example.


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