[Python-3000] building _ssl on Windows

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Mon Nov 19 05:33:59 CET 2007

On 11/15/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > Now, is it really necessary to install perl in order to compile python?
> Yes, if you want OpenSSL support.

Yep.  Sadly OpenSSL uses Perl to generate its asm files in one of two or
three different x86 asm syntaxes.  Why is this sad?  A good completely free
x86 assembler is available (http://nasm.sourceforge.net/) so they should
just say screw it to the other syntaxes and write their asm for nasm.  But
its an OpenSSL problem, not python.  If anyone wants to fix this, fix
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