Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 10 15:38:13 PST 2014

On Nov 10, 2014, at 5:30 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:

> On Monday November 10 2014 17:13:56 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Apple intentionally does not provide a way to tell the linker which version of the framework to use; the intention is that you will link with the latest version. The reason for continuing to provide old versions of a framework is so that older applications that were compiled against the old version of the framework continue to work.
> Yeah, I was afraid it was going to be something like that...
>> That's fine and good for the OS and for applications distributed as binaries, but it's not how we want to use e.g. the python frameworks
> I presume you do know that Python's build system has a provision for appending a suffix to the library name, i.e. creating Python27.framework (which also has the binary Python27 somewhere in it) requires modifying only a single setting. This must have appeared around Python 2.5 or 2.6, before that one had to edit a couple of Makefiles in order to achieve the same effect.

I did not know that, but I don't know much and python, its portfiles or its portgroup. I assume the creators of the python portgroup and ports had reasons for doing it the way they did.

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