[Python-Dev] Usage of --with- configure options

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Mon, 2 Oct 2000 09:22:19 -0400 (EDT)

Martin v. Loewis writes:
 > I'd conclude that the following options are provided incorrectly in
 > Python 2.0: --with-pydebug (should be --enable-pydebug),
 > --with(out)-cycle-gc (should be --disable-cycle-gc). Is this something
 > that should change?

  Yes, if only to make it more consistent with existing practice.  A
harder one to change would be --enable-threads, because we've used
that for so long already.  Perhaps --enable-threads should be added,
and use that in the README instead of --with-threads.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member