[Python-Dev] using SCons to build Python

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Mar 30 00:15:21 CEST 2005

On Sun, Mar 27, 2005, Adam MacBeth wrote:
> Has anyone ever considered using SCons to build Python? SCons is a
> great build tool written in Python that provides some Autoconf-like
> functionality (http://www.scons.org). It seems like this type of
> self-hosting would be a great testament to the power of Python as well
> as helping to reinforce the strength of SCons as a next generation
> build tool.

Unfortunately, this leads to a bootstrapping problem.  :-(  It might be
worthwhile investigating moving parts of CPython's build process to
SCons, but core Python needs to stick with make.  If you want to push
this idea forward, you'll probably need to create a proof-of-concept.
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

"The joy of coding Python should be in seeing short, concise, readable
classes that express a lot of action in a small amount of clear code -- 
not in reams of trivial code that bores the reader to death."  --GvR

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list