[Python-Dev] Shorter float repr in Python 3.1?

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Apr 14 20:30:16 CEST 2009

On 14 Apr, 2009, at 18:09, Mark Dickinson wrote:

> Okay, I think I might have fixed up the float endianness detection for
> universal builds on OS X.  Ned, any chance you could give this
> another try with an updated version of the py3k-short-float-repr  
> branch?
> One thing I don't understand:
> Is it true that to produce a working universal/fat build of Python,
> one has to first regenerate configure and pyconfig.h.in using autoconf
> version >= 2.62?  If not, then I don't understand how the
> AC_C_BIGENDIAN autoconf macro can be giving the right results.

It cannot, the actual bigendian detection for universal build is done  
in pymacconfig.h.  I have given up on getting pyconfig.h right for  
universal builds, especially when dealing with 4-way universal builds.


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