[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Rich Felker dalias
Mon Apr 16 02:22:59 CEST 2007

On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 02:14:44AM +0200, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
> > I'm opposed to Mercurial unless you're willing to write a portable
> > implementation in C or Bourne shell + POSIX utils.
> AFAIR, Python is written in portable C ;-)

No, it's written in nonportable C by people who don't know C and don't
care to learn.... Also IIRC many Python programs require access to
various C libraries other than the standard library, and there is no
portable way to make these accessible at runtime without calling the C
compiler/linker, which you can't really expect to be available either.
I have no idea if Mercurial has that issue or not.

> > I don't have Python and it's not terribly portable...
> Any example of relevant platform which is not supported ?
> This list already seems pretty long and contains quite some "exotic" arch:
> http://www.python.org/download/other/

Having explicit ports to various obscure systems and having portable
code (i.e. code that does not depend on any nonportable features and
have to be rewritten for each platform) are two very different things.
Just to make you happy I'll try building it again and see what

Results coming soon.


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