Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Jun 7 11:21:45 EDT 2016
So here's the diffs that seem to indicate we were working with a compiler
that wasn't full C99 (or maybe previously we were working with a compiler
that had extensions?)
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 8:18 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> I'll ask my colleague what his compiler setup was.
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:24 AM, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com>
>> 2016-06-04 19:47 GMT+02:00 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
>> > Funny. Just two weeks ago I was helping someone who discovered a
>> > compiler that doesn't support the new relaxed variable declaration
>> > rules. I think it was on Windows. Maybe this move is a little too
>> > aggressively deprecating older Windows compilers?
>> I understood that Python only has a tiny list of officially supported
>> compilers. For example, MinGW is somehow explicitly not supported and
>> I see this as a deliberate choice.
>> I'm quite sure that all supported compilers support C99.
>> Is it worth to support a compiler that in 2016 doesn't support the C
>> standard released in 1999, 17 years ago?
> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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