Wholly unnecessary flame. (was Re: pyXML!)

Kragen Sitaker kragen at dnaco.net
Tue Sep 26 21:09:47 CEST 2000


In article <39d2d532.43850056 at news.telus.net>, David <root at 127.0.0.1> wrote:
>Why is Visual C/C++ being used?  Why not Cygwin or Borland C/C++?  The
>latter two are both freely available; one of them is, IIRC, even open
>source.

Well, you could try to build Python with Borland C++ repeatedly with
blunt instruments while crooning, but I've heard it's rather painful.

I suspect the reason Cygwin isn't being used is that YOU HAVEN'T PORTED
PYTHON TO IT, YOU LAZY BUM.  I'd be delighted to have a version of
Python I could build on the Win32 boxes I must occasionally use without
installing VC++.  So get your butt in gear.  :)
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Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves
possess.
                -- Gandalf the Grey [J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"]



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