Christoph Ludwig wrote:
Yes, but on ELF/Linux the default configuration should be --without-cxx in the first place. If the build instructions make it sufficiently clear that you should prefer this configuration whenever possible then this should be a non-issue on platforms like ELF/Linux.
Some users will complain about this. Specifying --without-cxx also causes configure not to look for a C++ compiler, meaning that distutils won't know what the C++ compiler is, meaning that it will link extension modules with the C compiler instead.