On 29 June 2000, Norman Vine said:
FWIW I compile Python with Cygwin routinely and I do not have "__GNUC__" anywhere in my config.h file
'1.6a2 (#12, Jun 22 2000, 08:18:57) [GCC 2.95.2 19991024 (release-2)]'
perhaps checking for "GCC" in sys.version will do what we want :-))
No; as I understand it, the CygwinCCompiler class will allow you to build extensions using GCC (Cygwin or MingW32!) with the stock Python binary, as long as you have a libpython.a around. (It also requires changes to Python's config.h, but I believe Fred checked those in a few days ago.)
This is a big win: let Guido's employer shell out for MSVC++, but you can use a free compiler to build extensions for Windows without having to build Python yourself.
Greg -- Greg Ward - geek-on-the-loose firstname.lastname@example.org http://starship.python.net/~gward/ A closed mouth gathers no foot.