[C++-SIG] --with-cxx patch to build process

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at beopen.com
Thu Aug 31 19:37:45 CEST 2000

  One of the old bugs (filed in Jitterbug) offered a patch from Geoff
Furnish to add a --with-cxx option to Python's configuration script
for Unix.  The bug report is old, however.
  What is the current state of this work?  My understanding is that
the biggest issue with this work is that Python's main() needs to be
compiled with C++ to ensure that constructors of C++ objects are
properly called when loaded with dynamic extensions, so I presume the
basic requirement hasn't changed.
  If anyone has a version of this patch that has been tested with the
CVS version of Python and recent CXX versions, I'd appreciate an
update to the bug report:


  I'll be unavailable to check it out until after the beta is
released, but would like to get this in if I can.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member

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