[Distutils] non-"standard" compilers...

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri May 27 02:33:41 CEST 2005

At 06:47 PM 5/26/2005 -0400, Nicholas Bastin wrote:
>I am in serious need of some help (mental?) with building a
>distutils-distributed python extension (PyXML).
>I am on Solaris 8, with the SunPro Forte 10 compiler.  I tried the
>following command line, thinking that it was reasonable:
>python setup.py build --compiler=unix
>but the definition of "standard UNIX-style compiler" appears to be
>'gcc'.  Although I don't quite understand that...the dictionary in
>unixcompiler.py is initialized to the compiler being 'cc', which would
>be the Right Thing(tm) on quite a lot of unix platforms, including
>Solaris.  However, by the time the compile command is actually issued
>on the command line, it's trying to use gcc.  I don't follow quite how
>distutils decides what compiler to use, so I was wondering if someone
>could point me in the right direction to build with SunPro instead of

Have you tried setting the CC environment variable?

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