[Distutils] WinNT and distutils
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 08:59:59 +0100
> In article <388D6121.A4D31685@lemburg.com>, M.-A. Lemburg
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
> >Thomas Heller wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> > running build_ext
> >> > [errors running MSVC]
> >> >
> >> You have to make sure that the environment is set up for VC. Run the
> >> vcvars32.bat
> >> in the Visual C bin directory.
> >Perhaps the msvccompiler.py class should take care of this too...
> >it would sure help to avoid a distutils FAQ.
> Surely msvccompiler can tell if a particular file (say cl.exe) isn't in
> any of the well known places. Then it can just issue the correct
> commands with the path attached or tell the user it can't find
> cl.exe/link.exe and then ask for vcvars32.bat to be run first. I assume
> we're not going to search all known drives for the correct exe's.
> I guess we're not allowed to look in the registry unless Mark Hammond's
> things are around.
Python should *really* have a standard module allowing (at least) to read