[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 01:04:40 -0500

    Gerhard> But some of these are hard to build and most users don't know
    Gerhard> there are perfectly good free compilers for Windows.

    >> Perhaps this sort of thing could be documented on the Windows page.
    >> I presume the Cygwin environment is advanced enough to produce
    >> MSVC-compatible EXE files by now.

    Gerhard> What is needed are mostly changes to pyconfig.h.in,
    Gerhard> configure.in and Makefile.pre.in. And a little distutils
    Gerhard> tweaking. But it sure won't work out of the box now.

Thanks for the info.  I was referring in general to Cygwin -> MSVC
capability.  I presume that since you are working on Python-specific patches
the general capability is there, just that it's not there quite yet for