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Re: 1.14 Release Notes: New py3c Dependency

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:52:11 +0100

On 17.11.2019 14:46, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Nathan Hartman wrote on Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 01:42:52 -0500:
>> The 1.14 release notes, under "Support for Python 3.x," should
>> document the new dependency. I think it should be in a yellow note
>> box:
> YMMV, but I'd make it a regular <h4/>, not a yellow note box. We don't want to
> water down the yellow note boxes. Furthermore, py3c is a header-only library,
> so it only affects _building_ the bindings, not using them.
>
>> [[[
>>
>> New Dependency: py3c
>>
>> Subversion's support for Python 3.x SWIG bindings introduces a new
>> optional dependency on the Python 3 Compatibility layer for C
>> extensions (py3c).
>>
>> You need py3c if:
>> ...
>>
>> You don't need py3c if:
>> ...
>>
>> See the INSTALL file for a complete list of Subversion's dependencies.
>>
>> ]]]
>>
>> And now we go down the rabbit hole of "under exactly what
>> circumstances do I or don't I need py3c?" :-)
> KISS:
>
> "You need py3c if you use the SWIG Python bindings, regardless of the version
> of Python."
>
> Or KISSBNQ_T_SS:
>
> "You need py3c iff you use the SWIG Python bindings, regardless of the version
> of Python."
>
> :P
>
>> Once this is sorted out, I'd like to put the same information in the
>> INSTALL file.
> Yes please!
>
>> Oh, and I'd make "Python 3 Compatibility layer for C extensions
>> (py3c)" a hyperlink. Which begs the question: What is the canonical
>> link?
> Probably this? —
>
> $ apt-cache showsrc py3c | grep Homepage
> Homepage: https://github.com/encukou/py3c

Yes. I added the actual download link to get-deps.sh.

-- Brane
Received on 2019-11-17 15:52:15 CET

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