[Distutils] Compiling / Installing extensions
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 20:33:19 -0500
On 07 February 2000, Robin Becker said:
> In my view it is wrong for the compiler specific stuff to be anywhere
> other than the specific compiler file, but there you go.
It's a tradeoff between kludging the Python-extension-specific,
platform-neutral code or kludging the Python-extension-ignorant,
platform-specific code. I prefer the former, because
Python-extension-specific code has fewer applications outside of the
Distutils. The application-neutral, platform-specific code
(MSVCCompiler and UnixCCompiler) could be more broadly applicable, so
I'm trying to keep it "pure".
> so in build_ext.py line 225 should look like
> if self.compiler.compiler_type == 'msvc':
OK, except you mean line 238 in the current CVS version. ;-) At any
rate, done. Any Windows people who feel a deep attachment for .def
files better speak up now. More seriously, is there any reason a Python
extension module needs to export any symbols other than
"init%s" % extension_name
> What's the point of all the definitions in msvccompiler if they aren't
Hey, I said it was crufty code. But now that I look at it, I only see
one class attribute ('_exe_ext') that's not used. That's not too
bothersome. So what *are* you referring to?
Greg Ward - all-purpose geek email@example.com
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