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Re: svn commit: r10037 - in trunk: build/generator build/win32 subversion/bindings/swig

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-06-21 11:34:21 CEST

Russell Yanofsky wrote:

>Branko ÄOibej wrote:
>
>
>>So now you took all the work that was done in order to support both
>>versions of SWIG on Windows (like we do on Unix) out of the window.
>>Also, whoever wants to build both 1.0.x and trunk must now have _two_
>>versions of SWIG installed. All that without discussion on the dev@
>>list.
>>
>>-1
>>
>>
>
>Sorry, I didn't realize that 1.0 builds still required SWIG 1.3.19.
>
>
>
>>There's no reason to drop this compatibility,
>>
>>
>
>The reason to drop compatibility is just that implementing it is complicated
>and invasive. The new implementation lets swig generate the runtime instead
>of concatenating internal swig source files and making assumptions about
>where the files are and what they contain.
>
>
I agree in general, of course. It's the specifics I have problems with.

>>and I strongly object to
>>the way it was done (i.e., throwing away all parametrisation of SWIG
>>options).
>>
>>
>Why should SWIG options be parameterized if they don't change?
>
>
Well, they changed between 1.3.19 and 1.3.20, so obviously they _do_
change. That's why I parametrised them based on the installed SWIG version.

>>If generating the SWIG runtime is a problem (which I don't
>>see why it would be), then let's instead tell people to build the SWIG
>>runtime libraries themselves -- swigwin provides the necessary .dsp
>>files
>>
>>
>The runtime still gets generated with this change, so it's not a problem.
>
>
>>Please revert this change until we've discussed it and you convince me
>>it's necessary at this point.
>>
>>
>
>I reverted the change in r10040. I don't think we should bring it back until
>SWIG 1.3.19 is out of the picture.
>
>
O.K:, thanks. I think we can require >= 1.3.21 after the 1.0.x branch is
dead (which hopefully means soon after 1.1 is out)

-- Brane

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