[New-bugs-announce] [issue6007] distutils tricks you into thinking you can build extensions with mingw

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed May 13 05:03:33 CEST 2009

> Per issue3308, it is not really possible to build Python extensions with
> MinGW anymore (as far as I can tell).

I'm interpreting the issue differently - it was withdrawn by the
submitter, indicating that it isn't an issue with Python.

Even though I still don't understand the original issue, apparently,
it is an issue only if the localtime() function is used. Extensions
that don't use it might still work fine, according to the report.

> If my understanding of the issue is correct, then the mingw32 compiler
> should be removed from distutils and the documentation corrected to
> indicate the lack of support for this compiler toolchain.

I think this is exaggerating the actual state. The compiler is certainly

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