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Re: Higher level languages as part of the core of SVN

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-10-30 16:32:50 CET

On 10/30/06, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev@farside.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:04:48AM -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> > Because seriously, on win32, people use MSVC compiled binaries, and
> > on unix, most people use packages or compile from source code.
> > So uh, which users are we worried about trying to mix incompatible
> > libraries?
> >
>
> If we're happy to say that win32 binary packages must always be built
> with Microsoft compilers, that's fine, but I got the impression that
> some people would like to be able to develop using non-Microsoft tools
> (mingw, g++/win32). And a decision that means that those people can't
> ever release a binary-compatible package seems odd.

It's not really that odd, it's the way it's always been, and not just
for svn. I don't remember whether you can, for example, mix python
extensions build with mingw32 and a python built with msvc right now
(it might be possible, but i believe there are edge cases).

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