[C++-sig] [Python-Dev] GCC version compatibility

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jul 12 01:07:56 CEST 2005


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.

Regards,
Martin



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