[Python-Dev] using SCons to build Python

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Mar 30 00:29:17 CEST 2005

Adam MacBeth <amacbeth at gmail.com> writes:

> Has anyone ever considered using SCons to build Python?

Well, er, there's an obvious problem here somewhere...

> 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.

As an active Python developer, I'd like some less fluffy benefits than


34. The string is a stark data structure and everywhere it is
    passed there is much duplication of process.  It is a perfect
    vehicle for hiding information.
  -- Alan Perlis, http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html

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