[New-bugs-announce] [issue6039] cygwin compilers should not check compiler versions

Cournapeau David report at bugs.python.org
Sat May 16 13:05:54 CEST 2009

New submission from Cournapeau David <david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp>:

cygwin compiler modules in distutils check versions of the toolchain,
and break is the version is not a released one.

I can't see the rationale for such a behavior, and it is particularly
annoying since it cannot be bypassed AFAIK. As it is the only toolchain
to use those version checks, I suggest to just remove them. This affects
every python version from 2.4 to 2.6, and possibly the 3.* versions as well.

assignee: tarek
components: Distutils
messages: 87876
nosy: cdavid, tarek
severity: normal
status: open
title: cygwin compilers should not check compiler versions

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