[Python-Dev] using SCons to build Python
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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