[Python-Dev] Evaluated cmake as an autoconf replacement

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven asmodai at in-nomine.org
Mon Mar 30 07:53:07 CEST 2009

-On [20090329 19:21], Jeffrey Yasskin (jyasskin at gmail.com) wrote:
>However, Brett Cannon and I talked, and we think this is surmountable.
>First, nearly every desktop system comes with a Python interpreter, which
>would avoid the bootstrap for ordinary development.

This is quite a major assumption.

Most FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD users tend to install a minimal binary OS
(kernel plus system tools) and then proceed to install third party
applications via either ports or pkgsrc. This means that Python gets built
from scratch. So depending on Python to build Python seems a bad decision if
you care for my opinion.

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