Python.... Apparently Python maintainers now want their users to compile Python from source. What the hell? Where are the binary builds??


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    They're taking the concept "Python is just a wrapper around C functions" to the next level
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    Looks like that's just some security patch to an ancient version no one cares about. The latest release comes with a binary installer.

    That being said, it would kinda make sense since the binaries are distributed through package managers anyway. However, that will never work with Python since you need all versions on your machines so you can run your scripts (and the old versions of your scripts) on the version (and module versions) they still work with.
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    The binary release is in your package manager of choice
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    You might want to take a look at the release schedule of this Python version, released six years ago: https://peps.python.org/pep-0537/
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    The latest is 3.10.7. The list is wonky.
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    Did anyone say compile programming environment from source on a per project basis if needed?

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