[Pythonmac-SIG] 64-bit Python?
bwaters at nrao.edu
Tue Jul 1 19:17:08 PDT 2008
On Jul 1, 2008, at 8:29 AM, Blair Zajac wrote:
> How would a quad-architecture build work with other C/C++ modules?
I haven't tested other modules yet; I'm still building quad-
architecture GCC 4.2.4 with AT&T and Apple patches. Got that MacPorted
yesterday after two weeks' work... now we have a gfortran that plays
nice with Apple-patched GCC, I think.
> Having a 64-bit itself would be nice, but that would require all
> Python modules also be compiled in 64-bit, such as Qt, Subversion,
> anything that is a C/C++ package on its own that has a Python
> module. So I think the ramifications of going to a pure 64-bit
> Python would be large and would have to be decided by MacPorts group
> as a whole if we want to move in that direction.
Yes, I am hoping to build up our local NRAO/CASA package toolchain
quad-architecture. I don't know how far I can get. I already have an
Intel 32/64-bit Qt; that's TrollTech's Cocoa version (expected to
release as Qt 4.5). I would need to build all of SciPy quad-arch to
make this fly...
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