[Python-Dev] Compiler for the Mac OS X version of Python 3.4

Ryan rymg19 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 00:56:06 CEST 2013

+1. A 10.6-only build makes sense.

If you aren't having problems with GCC 4.8, then Clang shouldn't give any trouble. Honestly, I still think Clang should be a compiler option in Windows distutils...

Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Sep 14, 2013, at 1:32 PM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
>>  The 
>> most recent Developer Tools for 10.8 and 10.7 systems, Xcode 4.6.x,
>> a mature clang but do not provide a 10.6 SDK.  Even with using an
>> it's still possible to end up inadvertently linking with the wrong 
>> versions of system libraries.  We have been burned by that in the
>I think we should offer a separate Mac build just for 10.6
>(much like we do for the 32-bit PPC option for 10.5).
>Otherwise, were trapped in an old world and using the same
>reasoning as companies that still mandate Internet Explorer 6;
>forgoing the benefits of newer browsers just to make sure
>a few pieces of legacy code can be supported.
>> I'd like to move to Apple's latest clang, as well.  (Apple is
>> gcc totally from the next release of Xcode.)  
>That is an excellent reason for us to move as well.
>Otherwise, we risk getting out of sync with the rest of the ecosystem.
>> I've opened a bug tracker issue for this (Issue19019).
>Thank you.
>One thing that can be done is to take advantage of the 3.4 alphas
>and betas to experiment with having both a legacy version and
>fresh build with better tools.   That would let us find out early
>the worries and fears are real and will manifest themselves in
>I've been building under GCC 4.8.1 for months and have encountered
>no problems at all with the popular third-party modules or with linking
>to existing SO files.
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