[Python-Dev] LINKCC defaults to CXX

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
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/)