On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 01:19:10PM -0500, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
Shouldn't this be distributed with binary distributions of Python, to save people the trouble?
The Python developers who produce the Windows binaries don't use mingw/cygwin, so this would put a maintenance burden on them.
This thread started as "how to convince people to build their extension modules quickly for Python 2.4". I was just suggesting that taking a bit of that burden away from us non-Windows-users would be helpful :-)
Or, if it can be skipped, the procedure for doing a mingw build with the .lib should be documented and that'd be the end of it.
It's actually documented now, in the "Installing Python Modules" manual.
Oh right... Well, I didn't notice because, oddly, there is another set of pages on the same subject (but with different details and up-to-date-ness) in "Extending and Embedding the Python Interpreter".
I guess that one of them should be removed and point to the other...