Installing Chapel, a parallel programming language from Cray (the supercomputer people) . I’m running Windows 7 (still) and not any of the “supported systems” so I thought it was out of reach. Then I remembered I had cygwin. So I started following the make instructions and it chocked on my bad Python 3.7 installation. That Python 3.7 has been a thorn in my side for months now. Never could get it working OR removed fully., But I wasn’t going to get in the way of having Cray on my old laptop. Such a victory to get every last shred of Python 3.7 off my computer so that the other versions could work again — and when I ran the installation script in cygwin for chapel… it started magically compiling. It’s still compiling. I have not had ANYTHING successfully compile from a script in a long time so this is exciting to watch. OH IT’S DONE. Now to see if it works. https://chapel-lang.org/

Installing Chapel, a parallel programming language from Cray (the supercomputer people) . I’m running Windows 7 (still) and not any of the “supported systems” so I thought it was out of reach.
 
Then I remembered I had cygwin. So I started following the make instructions and it chocked on my bad Python 3.7 installation. That Python 3.7 has been a thorn in my side for months now. Never could get it working OR removed fully.,
 
But I wasn’t going to get in the way of having Cray on my old laptop.
 
Such a victory to get every last shred of Python 3.7 off my computer so that the other versions could work again — and when I ran the installation script in cygwin for chapel… it started magically compiling.
 
It’s still compiling. I have not had ANYTHING successfully compile from a script in a long time so this is exciting to watch.
 
OH IT’S DONE. Now to see if it works.
 
https://chapel-lang.org/
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