[Chicago] setup.py

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Mon May 6 04:22:30 CEST 2013

On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 09:49:50AM +0800, shangyu wrote:
> Hi dear all,I'm compiling Python 2.7.4 on Windows and I found a
> setup.py in the source dir .  My question is can I build the whole
> Python with this file ?  I mean Python executable , extension module
> etc.  Or this file is just for extension module ?Many thanks

It was harder than I'd expected to find anything about building Python
itself over at python.org, but then I guess that's really not something
most people care to do.  Anwyay, there is some brief info at


Might be more in an INSTALL or other text file in the source tree.


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