[Distutils] WinNT and distutils

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:56:13 +0100

Greg Ward wrote:
> > >Perhaps the msvccompiler.py class should take care of this too...
> > >it would sure help to avoid a distutils FAQ.
> I'll happily accept patches!  (I'd prefer not to be the one to translate
> a Microsoft-written batch file into Python: there're reasons I abandoned
> DOS almost 6 years ago, and batch files were one of them...)

What I had in mind was that distutils should execute vcvars32.bat
prior to calling calling the compiler. Should be simple enough,
I guess, although I'm not sure how you have implemented OS
environment inheritance... could be that you have to execute
vcvars32.bat prior to *every* call to MSVC.

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