[LLVMdev] Build Clang and LLVM on Win 8

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Mon Jul 22 04:02:20 PDT 2013

On Jul 22, 2013, at 02:11, Reid Kleckner <rnk at google.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Óscar Fuentes <ofv at wanadoo.es> wrote:
> Giorgio Franceschetti <g.franceschetti at vidya.it> writes:
> I think that you installed the wrong version of Python. IIRC llvm-build
> requires Python 2.X
> There was a patch on the commit list to try to make some of our scripts work for both 2 and 3.  I should dig it up and review it.

See http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvm-commits/Week-of-Mon-20130715/181547.html

> My initial impression was that still probably nobody uses python 3, so it's not worth adding support that will break.  But if users actually have python 3, maybe it's worth it. 

I guess it is slow in coming, but when it gains a certain critical mass, the 2.x series will be doomed quickly.  In any case, the patch looks fairly minimal, except for globally replacing "print foo" with "print(foo)", which I wish the Python guys hadn't done. :-)


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