[Python-Dev] Compiling Python with Python

Jussi Pakkanen jpakkane at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 22:00:47 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since you're talking about a bootstrap requirement here, the obvious
> question is: What version of Python 3 does it require? Will it be a
> lot of hassle to get hold of (say) Python 3.2, only to uninstall it
> when you have your 3.4 built?

The implementation does not use deep Python magic such as C extensions or
the like so it should work with future releases of Python. The current
version requires 3.3 or newer but only because it uses a couple of
pythonlib functions that were added at 3.3. Changing it to work with 3.2 or
earlier should not be a big task.
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