Simplifying lang/pypy(3)

Kubilay Kocak koobs at
Sun Jun 28 08:07:21 UTC 2015

On 27/06/2015 9:16 PM, David Naylor wrote:
> Hi,
> lang/pypy was originally set up to achieve:
>  * building of multiple pypy instances based on different setting (i.e. with 
> or without jit, sandboxing, etc).  The port user could define any permutation 
> she desires.  
>  * Install in a directory layout more similar to lang/python (i.e. libraries 
> in lib/, include files in include/).  
> I plan to simplify the port by removing the multi-instance support and using 
> the default directory layout of the port.  This will fix issues with 
> virtualenv and reduce the learning curve of using/maintaining the port.  
> To this end does anyone:
>  a) use the multi-instance support?  
>  b) depend on the current directory layout?  
> Based on feedback I will adapt my plans to simplify.  
> Regards

Thanks for opening up the question to the list David

My vote (without my python hat on) would be for lang/pypy being as close
to the upstream experience (freebsd improvements not withstanding) as
the possibly by default as that would be my expectation as a user
knowing nothing else.

>From there work on additions or extensions, possibly as extra (slave)
ports or something similar


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