[petsc-dev] windows fixes.

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jun 28 15:01:38 CDT 2013

On Jun 28, 2013, at 2:36 PM, Jed Brown <jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>>    I was just kidding; I do think decorators are a better design. But
>>    I don't want --download-python just so they can be used in a
>>    couple of random places :-)
> I agree that one thing is not worth it, but if we added
> --download-python up to python-2.6, we could clean up BuildSystem using
> 'with' statements and could make it also work with python-3, which has
> been the default Python on Arch Linux for almost two years now and will
> be default on Ubuntu and other systems next year (with python2 not
> installed by default).  At some point, we will either be asking users to
> install an old Python to use PETSc or we'll have to limit our
> backward-compatibility, asking users of antique operating systems to
> either upgrade their Python or use --download-python.

   One day we will switch from python 2* to python 3*, just not yet.


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