[Python-Dev] HP-UX clean-up
claird at lairds.com
Wed Jan 7 10:53:02 EST 2004
> From skip at mojam.com Wed Jan 07 10:43:39 2004
> Andrew> We have noticed that Python optimizes for the native processor
> Andrew> on which it is built, and this can give problems on a different
> Andrew> processor. We therefore have to have flags that will force HP
> Andrew> to compile for some common generic processor. This affects
> Andrew> everyone who has to distribute Python as pre-built binaries for
> Andrew> customers, like we do (rather than building it on customers'
> Andrew> machines).
> Can you submit a patch with these changes?
You're losing me, Skip. What, to you, would constitute "a patch"?
I'll tell you *my* idea: we teach configure a new flag, maybe
that means, "rather than optimize for the native processor, force
compilation that's trustworthy on all processors likely to host
this operating system."
No, wait; since autoconf and I dislike each other so much, let's
make it a *makefile* option, so that ... No, wait; we can ...
My conclusion: I really would benefit from hearing how others
see these issues. I know enough about how big a subject
"portability" is to want to learn more.
It would suit me fine, incidentally, to move more and more into
setup.py and away from configure (which word, "configure", I can
barely say without prefixing an invective or two).
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