[Distutils] Better support for compiler temp dirs
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 21:14:16 -0400
I just got the Lyle Johnson's current patch for supporting Borland C++.
One thing he added is a 'build_temp' parameter to the 'link_*()' methods
of the CCompiler interface. This seems reasonable to me, so I'm going
to check it in as-is.
However, BCPPCompiler is the only compiler class to do anything with
'build_temp'. Strikes me as irrelevant for UnixCCompiler, but could
very well be useful for MSVCCompiler: the issue of linker turds has been
hacked around in the 'msvc_prelink_hack()' method, but is there a nicer
way to do it? Possibly. This change might reduce the amount of code in
that hack method, which would be a good thing.
Anyone want to take a look at this and see if we can lighten the load of
'msvc_prelink_hack()' by using the 'build_temp' parameter to 'link_*()'?
Thanks in advance!
Greg Ward - Unix geek firstname.lastname@example.org
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