[Python-Dev] Compiler for the Mac OS X version of Python 3.4
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Wed Sep 18 08:43:57 CEST 2013
Just drop support for 10.6 with Python 3.4. Problem solved. People on that
old of a version of the OS can build their own Python 3.4 or do the right
thing and upgrade or just install Linux.
This isn't Windows. Compiler tool chains are freely available for the
legacy platform. We don't need to maintain such a long legacy support tail
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Ryan Gonzalez <rymg19 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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,
>> > > > 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).
>> > 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.
>> > 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
>> > _______________________________________________
>> > Python-Dev mailing list
>> > Python-Dev at python.org
>> > https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev
>> > Unsubscribe:
>> Python-Dev mailing list
>> Python-Dev at python.org
> Python-Dev mailing list
> Python-Dev at python.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Python-Dev