embedded python?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jun 29 20:14:07 CEST 2004

Alexander May wrote:

 > Peter Hansen recklessly declaimed(*):
>>I doubt you'll need to do much "porting".  Unless the Linices you
>>are considering are quite unusual, they ought to look a lot like any
>>other Linux, and Python may well work largely unchanged.
> from http://www.vanille.de/projects/python.spy  (from Christopher T King's
> post)
> "You won't find many Python distributions for arm-linux, because Python is
> pretty finnicky when it comes to cross-compiling. The build process of
> Python compiles a core part of it (the parser generator pgen) and tries to
> execute that later in the build process. This - of course - doesn't work for
> cross compiling. My patches to the Python build scripts are available @
> sourceforge and are likely to be included into the main Python tree."
> Thoughts?

Yeah, my Linux experience is limited to x86 systems, and my definition
of "unusual" therefore includes anything outside of that.  Sorry. :-(


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