[Python-Dev] importlib is now bootstrapped (and what that means)
solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Apr 17 02:27:28 CEST 2012
On Tue, 17 Apr 2012 01:11:14 +0200
Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> No, it's not just an existing Python, it is (at least currently) the same
> version of Python being built. Therefore I wrote about the bootstrapping
> problems when bytecode changes.
> Depending on Cython is better in that it breaks the bootstrapping cycle,
> but on the other hand the C code may need to be regenerated when the C API
> changes in an incompatible way.
Cython OTOH probably needs Python 2.x, which isn't that great for
building Python 3. And requiring Cython for developing is not very
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