[Python-Dev] C++

Jeffrey Yasskin jyasskin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 07:54:59 CET 2010

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>    Antoine> skip at pobox.com a écrit :
>    >>
>    >> Traditionally Python has run on some (minority) platforms where C++
>    >> was unavailable.
>    Antoine> Is this concern still valid? We are in the 2010s now.
> Like I said, *minority* platforms.  Here are some which come to mind as
> quite possibly not supporting C++ well, if at all, yet all have some dialect
> of Python available:
>    Windows CE: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pythonce/


>    Palm: http://pippy.sourceforge.net/


>    iPod: http://ciberjacobo.com/python-ipod


>    OS/2: http://www.andymac.org/

I can't find a modern c++ compiler for OS/2. Then again, your link
only provides python 2.4.

>    QNX: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyqnx/


> If all you care about are mainstream Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OSX
> environments then C++ is no problem.

If you care about any of these minority platforms except OS/2, C++ is
also available, as a google search for "<platform name> C++" quickly
finds. OS/2 might be available too; I just didn't look for very long.
If you know of platforms that don't support particular features of
C++, please link to documentation of that like Neil Hodgson did. If
not, please stop spreading FUD.

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