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Re: svn commit: r33335 - in trunk: . build build/generator build/generator/swig build/win32

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:43:38 -0700

I'm not saying that for cross-platform work you need to find a Windows box.

But if you're on Linux or Mac OS X and build Python 3.0 rcX from source which
hasn't seen an official release yet, then presumably there's a Python 2.x on the
system that you can test changes with.

Blair

Greg Stein wrote:
> Nope. That's never been the policy. Most of us don't have Windows
> systems, so we have never been obligated to verify that our changes
> remain compatible there.
>
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
>> The advice I have is if one is making changes for a newer version of a
>> dependency is to find a system or do a build that has the old version of the
>> dependency and apply the diff to the old system to ensure it works. One
>> ideally shouldn't have to rely upon other developers to catch these issues,
>> the committer should take care to see that their changes are compatible with
>> both systems.
>>
>> Blair
>>
>> Greg Stein wrote:
>>> I see no reason to not make changes for additional compatibility. I did
>>> examine one his constructs to ensure it remained compatible with 2.2.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sep 30, 2008, at 8:33, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> writes:
>>>>
>>>>>>> Author: arfrever
>>>>>>> Date: Sun Sep 28 08:06:24 2008
>>>>>>> New Revision: 33335
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Log:
>>>>>>> Python 3 compatibility:
>>>> This "must support latest version" dance is really getting out of
>>>> hand now.
>>>>
>>>> --Eric Gillespie <*> epg_at_pretzelnet.org
>
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