Marius Gedminas wrote:
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 10:44:47AM -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
On May 21, 2007, at 1:39 AM, Martijn Pieters wrote:
No. It has never been fine for any aspect of development. If you
develop with your system Python and deploy with a custom environment,
then you've added a variable that is different between the two
environments. Also, system Python's are often hobbled in ways that
Come again? Using the system python when developing has always been
I sometimes get really weird error reports that are traced to system
Pythons. People who report problems to me that result from using a
system Python make me angry and make me want to not answer their
questions or otherwise help them any more.
I'd love to hear some anecdotes about this. The ones I know about:
* distros releasing newer point versions of Python with security fixes
(cgi.FieldStorage) that break Zope 3
I consider that a major show-stopper. An innocent "apt-get upgrade"
pulls in Python 2.4.4c0 and all of a sudden all your Zope apps break!
Well not mine, I use self-compiled Pythons for my production servers...
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