[Python-Dev] Windows compile broken

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 18:06:40 -0500

> > That file is dead.  Should I remove it now?  I haven't heard any
> > major complaints about Makefile.pre.in yet.
> What about that file ? Are you saying that Makefile.pre.in
> will no longer work in 2.1 ??? 
> Please don't remove that mechanism -- it has been in use for
> quite a while and is much more stable than distutils. We should
> at least wait a few more distutils releases for the dust to
> settle before removing the old fallback solution.

Let's at least mark it clearly as obsolete though -- it's a pain to

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)