[Distutils] borland compiler

Pete Shinners pete@visionart.com
Thu Sep 28 14:12:13 2000

i'm trying to get borland's free commandline compiler
working with a sample module i'm testing with.

everything goes fine in the compile, but the linker is
giving me the following error:

Error: 'D:\PYTHON\LIBS\PYTHON20.LIB' contains invalid
    OMF record, type 0x21 (possibly COFF)

ok, sounds like the python20.lib is incompatible with
borland's compiler (??). if so, that seems like a big
pain. does anyone have the steps needed to get this
compiler working? i've not found any help from the
docs or source yet. i'm guessing i'll need to recompile
python with borland? (i didn't think that was an option?)

perhaps i'm better off going with cygnus or mingw? what
is the most common free win32 compiler for use with distutils?