[Python-Dev] The other Py2.4 issue

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Dec 10 19:05:17 CET 2004

At 05:19 PM 12/10/04 +0000, Armin Rigo wrote:

>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.

Actually, no, you don't need the sources.  See:


for a script that builds libpython24.a from the python24.lib distributed 
with Python for Windows.

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