A little bit else I would like to discuss

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Fri Feb 13 20:01:32 EST 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Basilisk96 <basilisk96 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 12, 10:39 pm, Damon <damonwisc... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > * Like R, every time there is a new version of Python, the repository
> > should rebuild the packages, for all supported platforms, and make
> > available all those that compile cleanly. R also forces you to write
> > properly structured documentation for every exposed function, before
> > the repository will accept it.
> A very good idea indeed. I would love to start using Py3k today, but I
> am still on 2.5 because I depend on win32 binaries for the majority of
> my library packages. I can build some myself, but not all. A
> repository of prebuilt binaries that stay in step with currently
> available language releases would be most welcome.
> Just my $0.02,
> -Basilisk96

With Py3K, it's a little bit more complicated than rebuilding all the
packages. Because it broke compatibility, all of the C extensions have to be
rewritten before they'll work. That's why it's taking longer to create
Python 3 packages than to create 2.6 versions.

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