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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2004 17:42:41 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>>     However I completely disagree that Python (or Perl or PHP) is
>>>     a good choice for use in build systems.
>> As part of the configure process, I would agree with you, but as part of
>> buildconf, I disagree--not everyone needs to run buildconf--only
>> developers, and if you're a developer, it's *really* not asking that
>> much to have Python on your dev box.
> Sure it is.  If I wasn't so busy I would have vetoed the change on
> the grounds that it causes httpd to no longer be buildable by developers
> on the Cray MP.  And no, I don't care whether anyone else thinks that
> is an important requirement.  Creating entry barriers is what prevents
> development on new platforms that you haven't even heard of yet.

Or even platforms you have heard of: within hours of this change I had 
complaints from people who couldn't build snapshots in order to try out 



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