[Python-Dev] Plea to distribute debugging lib

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Nov 4 21:33:44 CET 2005

I vaguely recall that there were problems with distributing the debug
version of the MS runtime.

Anyway, why can't you do this yourself for all Boost users? It's all
volunteer time, you know...


On 11/4/05, Charles Cazabon <python at discworld.dyndns.org> wrote:
> David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> wrote:
> >
> > For years, Boost.Python has been doing some hacks to work around the fact
> > that a Windows Python distro doesn't include the debug build of the library.
> [...]
> > Having to download the Python source and build the debug DLL was deemed
> > unacceptable.
> I'm curious: why was this "deemed unacceptable"?  Python's license is about as
> liberal as it gets, and the code is almost startlingly easy to compile --
> easier than any other similarly-sized codebase I've had to work with.
> Charles
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