[PATCH] Use best available python version
michael at ellerman.id.au
Mon May 30 15:13:25 BST 2005
On Mon, 30 May 2005 17:00, Martin Pool wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 16:57 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 May 2005 16:10, Lalo Martins wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 14:09 +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > On my Debian box I have Python 2.4, but Python 2.3 is the default.
> > > > Currently bzr settles for Python 2.3, this patch makes it use 2.4 in
> > > > preference if it's there.
> > >
> > > er, why?
> > Well mainly because I grabbed the latest bzr and it was broken for 2.3.
> > But generally, it just seems to make sense, the 2.4 compiler might be
> > faster, have fewer bugs etc. The 2.4 standard libraries presumably have
> > bug fixes and enhancements too, so why not use them?
> 2.4 is indeed much faster.
> But then why wouldn't a distribution which has both 2.3 and 2.4 make 2.4
> the default? Perhaps they don't trust 2.4? I think early debian 2.4
> pythons didn't work well.
Well as Dafydd said there's a bunch of reasons.
Not least I think it's because Debian have been "just about to release" for
the last 2 years.
It might have been a reflection on early Python 2.4s, but it certainly seems
I thought this patch was a no-brainer, guess not.
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