[Distutils] Specifying a compiler

Venkat Bommakanti venkatbo at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 30 01:48:59 CET 2006

--- Robert McFadzean
<Robert.McFadzean at lakelandc.ab.ca> wrote:

> The documentation indicates that one can specify a
> compiler as in build --compiler=vc98.  I have Visual
> Studio VC98 C++ 6.0    vc98 doesn't work to specify
> the compiler.  Does anyone know how I would specify
> it so setup will use what I have, rather than
> looking for VC7.0 that was used to compile python?

Hi Robert,

I think there is a fixed set of "supported compilers"
identified by specific "names"...

I think <pythonX>/Lib/distutils/ccompiler.py
lists those pre-determined "named compilers".
You may need to use "--compiler=msvc" and ensure 
your compiler of choice is aliased to "msvc" 
(probably what setuptools is expecting)

Hope this helps...  unsure tho...

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