[Python-Dev] cpython (2.7): - Issue #17086: Backport the patches from the 3.3 branch to cross-build

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 11:02:39 CET 2013


On 7 Feb 2013 19:13, "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>
> Le Wed, 6 Feb 2013 16:08:39 -0500,
> Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> a écrit :
> > On Feb 06, 2013, at 02:38 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> >
> > >Le Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:04:39 +0100,
> > >Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com> a écrit :
> > >> So what I do understand, build-related issues like an arm64 or
> > >> mingw32 port are ok for 2.7, if they are stable on the trunk, and
> > >> communicated on python-dev?
> > >
> > >Making Python build on a new platform is, AFAICT, considered a new
> > >feature, not a bugfix. For example, we support new MSVC versions in
> > >the main development branch, not in bugfix branches.
> >
> > Except that 2.7 is an exception to that since it's the last of the
> > Python 2 series, and has a much longer lifespan than normal
> > releases.  I'm pretty sure we agreed that there would be some
> > exceptions for issues like new platforms for 2.7.
>
> Well, apparently we didn't make such an exception for MSVC :-)

Python 2.7 still runs on Windows just fine, and changing the C runtime used
is *not* purely a change to the build process (it effectively breaks the
ABI).

I'm not sure how you see that decision being remotely related to Benjamin's
decision to allow the cross-compilation patches.

Cheers,
Nick.

>
> Regards
>
> Antoine.
>
>
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