SCons supports a lot of additional functionality that doesn't readily fit into the other chapters.
Although the SCons code itself will run
on any 2.x Python version 2.4 or later,
you are perfectly free to make use of
Python syntax and modules from more modern versions
(for example, Python 2.5 or 2.6)
when writing your
or your own local modules.
If you do this, it's usually helpful to
configure SCons to exit gracefully with an error message
if it's being run with a version of Python
that simply won't work with your code.
This is especially true if you're going to use SCons
to build source code that you plan to distribute publicly,
where you can't be sure of the Python version
that an anonymous remote user might use
to try to build your software.
SCons provides an
EnsurePythonVersion function for this.
You simply pass it the major and minor versions
numbers of the version of Python you require:
And then SCons will exit with the following error message when a user runs it with an unsupported earlier version of Python:
scons -QPython 2.5 or greater required, but you have Python 2.3.6