[Python-Dev] LINKCC defaults to CXX
Guido van Rossum
Sat, 27 Jan 2001 11:50:50 -0500
> 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.
Arg. My bad. I did this as an experiment; it didn't break on my
machine, but I didn't intend this to become the standard! Thanks for
changing it back.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)