[Distutils] WinNT and distutils

Greg Ward gward@cnri.reston.va.us
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:36:39 -0500

On 28 January 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. said:
>   If that's the only dependency we need, that's all that we need.  I
> don't think we need to introduce dependencies artificially.  If it
> works with 1.5.2 on Unix & 1.6 on Windows, I'd be quite happy.  With
> the proposed timeline for 1.6, that seems quite acceptable.

Don't forget, Distutils seems to work fine on Windows as long as cl.exe
is in your PATH.  I agree that it would be better to be more ironclad
(ie. get the VC++ bin directory from the registry if possible), but for
now it seems to be muddling along (modulo stupid bugs in my code).