[Python-Dev] LINKCC defaults to CXX
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 08:12:15 -0800
Dear lord why? So people can develop extensions using C++? Its
not worth the pain inflicted on everyone else. Let them
recompile with LINKCC=CXX.
Linking with CXX opens a huge can of stinky worms. First of all,
just because configure found a value for CXX doesn't mean it
works. Even if it does that doesn't mean that using it is a good
idea. Linking with CXX will bring in the C++ runtime. There are
a large number of platforms where the C++ ABI has not been
standarized; for example, anything that used g++.
Can we please leave LINKCC default to CXX? Its easy enough for
the crazies to override if they like. I'll even create a
configure option for them.