[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src configure.in,1.178,1.179 config.h.in,2.78,2.79

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 09 Nov 2000 16:19:21 -0500

> following up on myself: SRE uses inline only if USE_INLINE is enabled,
> and it's appears to be disabled in the 2.0 code base, for all platforms
> except Windows (don't recall doing this; maybe someone else thought
> that 10-20% performance hit was good enough?).  and now that Fred
> has removed portable inline support, I cannot switch it on again :-(

Can you explain yourself better, Fredrik?  I don't think that
USE_INLINE was ever defined.  I'd gladly accept a patch to
configure.in that defines USE_INLINE if 'inline' seems accepted by the

> besides, do people really expect to be able to use one compiler when
> running configure, and another to compile Python?  sounds like they're
> asking for it...

Yes!  C++ uses include the same headers that were used to compile
Python, and C++ definitely qualifies as a different compiler...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)