Bug#812979: Please add python bindings package

Emmanuel Bourg ebourg at apache.org
Sun Jan 31 14:04:08 UTC 2016

Le 30/01/2016 19:34, tony mancill a écrit :

> Emmanuel, would you mind terribly if I worked with zigo to extend the
> existing source package to also ship the python bindings?

I don't mind if you implement the changes but I don't think it's a good
idea. antlr3 supports 12 different languages, if we start integrating
Python today this will set a precedent and more languages may be
requested tomorrow. I really don't feel comfortable supporting so many
different languages in the same package. If we do that for antlr4 too
that may restrain us from freely upgrading the Java part in the future
since we don't master all languages and may end up with difficult issues
to solve.

If we were to support another language I think the language specific
packaging team should at least accept to co-maintain the package with us.

Emmanuel Bourg

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