On 10/9/2015 4:37 PM, John Yeung wrote:
Specifically, I believe he is contending that
IBM should just fix PASE so that it's sufficient for whatever those
new developers need. That is, instead of having their own Python (for
example), they should upgrade PASE to the point that anyone can just
download Python's official source code from python.org and compile it
as-is in PASE. If a new version of Python comes out, then whoever
wants it can download the new Python and build it themselves, with no
help or involvement from IBM.

Yes, so that way I could run, say, Octave (the numerical analysis
package). But that doesn't mean that IBM should stop building Python
(for example) and including the binaries on the install media. It just
means their cost to do so would be less than maintaining a custom fork
of Python and including THAT on the install media.

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