[Python-Dev] Question about patch #841454

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Mar 9 11:58:56 EST 2004

    Andreas> recently I've submitted patch #841454.  It was my first patch
    Andreas> against python and I'm still interested in building python on
    Andreas> mingw.

    Andreas> As there was essentially no reaction I wonder if there is
    Andreas> something wrong with it's content or it's outfit.  If so,
    Andreas> please let me know how I should improve it, so that it gets
    Andreas> more acceptable.

I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with it.  More likely you
are encountering the fact that a) apparently few, if any, people use mingw
with Python, b) few, if any, people have every needed to cross-compile
Python.  I'm not sure what mingw and cross-compilation have in common.  Does
using mingw require cross-compilation?

Finally, taking a look at your patch, it seems pretty big.  If mingw doesn't
necessarily imply cross-compilation, could your patch be split into two
separate patches, one for each task?


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