[pypy-dev] bootstrapping issues

Marc Recht marc at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Sat Jan 11 23:12:00 CET 2003

>> There is the idea of not using make/configure/automake
>> but a simple understandable debuggable (read: python based)
>> build environment.  IOW words the number of dependencies
>> for building Minimal Python should also be minimal.
> May I suggest scons (http://www.scons.org/)?  It's what I would use in a
> new project today.
SCons is a really nice tool, but what about the good old makefile (+ 
config.mk). We're talking about a small core and Python itself uses POSIX 
conforming source it shouldn't be that problem. And, SCons requires an 
installed Python. If an installed Python should be a requirement we could 
also try to use distutils (to have one dependency less).


"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." -- Donald E. Knuth
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