At 07:08 PM 11/3/2005 -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
As far as I know, yes. I don't know what is meant by "properly support C++", though. If the meaning is "support static initializers when Python was not built with a C++ compiler and runtime", then that statement might be correct, but if that is the issue then no other method of building (short of rebuilding the Python executable) would fix the problem anyway, and distutils is neither the problem nor the solution in that case.
A follow up on this... it appears that "proper support for C++" was implemented in the distutils about 2 years ago, and has been distributed with Python since version 2.3:
If I understand this link correctly, no special actions are needed to build C++ extension modules with the distutils; just list 'em and go.
Of course, if you're still using 2.2 (like Google), you're probably out of luck on this issue.