[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 01:04:40 -0500
Gerhard> But some of these are hard to build and most users don't know
Gerhard> there are perfectly good free compilers for Windows.
>> Perhaps this sort of thing could be documented on the Windows page.
>> I presume the Cygwin environment is advanced enough to produce
>> MSVC-compatible EXE files by now.
Gerhard> What is needed are mostly changes to pyconfig.h.in,
Gerhard> configure.in and Makefile.pre.in. And a little distutils
Gerhard> tweaking. But it sure won't work out of the box now.
Thanks for the info. I was referring in general to Cygwin -> MSVC
capability. I presume that since you are working on Python-specific patches
the general capability is there, just that it's not there quite yet for