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Re: Python modules for every supported version

Jim Penny <jpenny@universal-fasteners.com> writes:

> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 14:27:23 -0700
> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
>> I still do not see why supporting N versions of Python should require
>> N+1 binary packages (or even N).  Why can't they be byte-compiled
>> after installation for all available versions of Python?
> Suppose package foo is installed.  It requires byte compilation.  When
> installed, python2.2 is on the user's box.  It is possible to discover
> the set of pythons on a user's machine, but somewhat nasty.  
> Now, suppose that python2.3 is later installed. How does the
> installation procedure for python2.3 discover that it can (and should)
> bytecompile foo? Certainly it is a much nastier problem, and will, at
> best, lead to a very slow installation process for python2.3.

Don't the emacsen already do this?

You win again, gravity!

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