[Python-Dev] The other Py2.4 issue

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Fri Dec 10 18:19:21 CET 2004


On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 12:06:01PM +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
> For most C extensions, the best free option is mingw.

Sorry, I was not aware that mingw supports the new VC7.1-type of runtime that 
is needed for the extension module to load with the official Python 2.4 

Note that compiling with Microsoft's free compiler (after the huge downloads
and the manual patching) worked just fine, so I think it is worth a note

Another note: can you report on whether building libpython24.a can be skipped
for mingw?  I'm thinking about the specific situation where we want on-site
compilation of extension modules with a minimal number of things to install
first.  E.g. if we need to compile libpython24.a it means we need to fetch the
Python sources themselves first.  (A use case is for prorgams that dynamically
produce and compile extension modules, as "weave" or the PyPy test suite do.)

A bientot,


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