[Python-Dev] IPv6 in Windows binary distro

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Oct 14 14:34:11 EDT 2003

Thomas Heller wrote:

> "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
>>No, 2.3 did not have IPv6. You don't strictly need VC7, though - if
>>you have the SDK installed in addition to VC6, you could also include
>>IPv6 support. PC/pyconfig.h does not detect this case automatically,
>>so you would have to manually activate this support (i.e. include
>>Apart from that, you are right - IPv6 is not supported in the Windows
>>builds because of lacking support in the compiler's header files.
> Ok, I installed the Feb 2003 Platform SDK, and it seems I'm now able to
> compile with IPv6 support - after minor twiddling of the header files.
> Now these questions arise:
> - Should the next binary release (2.3.3, scheduled for the end of 2003)
> include this support?

Following the rule of thumb that says differences between micro releases 
should be minimized, I would say -1 on this.

> - Should there be any attempts to detect this support in the header
> files automatically (black magic to me), or should the platform sdk be
> required to compile Python with IPv6?

No opinion from me on this one.


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