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

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 22:28:24 CEST 2013


Meh...I hate it when tools download stuff without me noticing.

Honestly, a separate 10.6 build would work well. Plus, if a new Clang
versions includes some awesome feature that could make Python builds
better, you'd be able to take advantage of it better.


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:

> Russell E. Owen <rowen at uw.edu> wrote:
>
> > In article <B3293155-E4D5-4389-A555-C31BC49CE539 at gmail.com>,
> >  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,
> have
> > > > a mature clang but do not provide a 10.6 SDK.  Even with using an
> SDK,
> > > > it's still possible to end up inadvertently linking with the wrong
> > > > versions of system libraries.  We have been burned by that in the
> past.
> > >
> > > 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).
> >
> > If Apple drops support for gcc in 10.9 I guess we have to go this route,
>
> Could go the Sage route -- Sage first checks for an up-to-date version
> of gcc, and downloads it and builds it for its own use if necessary.
>
> Bill
>
> > but please be careful. Every time you add a new version of python for
> > MacOS X it means that folks providing binary installers (e.g. for numpy)
> > have to provide another binary, and folks using those installers have
> > another chance of picking the wrong one.
> >
> > If you do make a 10.6-only installer, what is the minimum version of
> > MacOS X the modern compiler would support? 10.7 gives a more measured
> > upgrade path, but 10.8 gives a better compiler.
> >
> > -- Russell
> >
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-- 
Ryan
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