[pypy-dev] bootstrapping issues
DavidA at ActiveState.com
Sun Jan 12 09:47:08 CET 2003
Marc Recht wrote:
>> There is the idea of not using make/configure/automake
> Not using automake/autoconf is IMHO "The Right Thing".
>> but a simple understandable debuggable (read: python based)
>> build environment. IOW words the number of dependencies
>> for building Minimal Python should also be minimal.
> Why not using make ? It's installed on any system that has a c
> compiler, so it doesn't add another dependency. IMHO we could use it
> to bootstrap the core and then go on with something Python based
> (using the bootstrapped core).
Make, Configure etc. aren't "really" portable to Windows. It's hard to
know when you've written a portable makefile. Make doesn't scale. Make
is error-prone, etc. There are lots of problems with Make, but this
isn't really the place for that discussion.
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