[Python-Dev] MinGW and libpython24.a

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Oct 25 21:06:29 CEST 2005

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Is the instruction at
>> http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/inst/tweak-flags.html#SECTION000622000000000000000
>> still relevant?  I am not 100% certain I didn't make one myself, but
>> it looks to me as though my Windows Python 2.4.1 distro came with a
>> libpython24.a.  I am asking here because it seems only the person who
>> prepares the installer would know.
> That impression might be incorrect: I can tell you when I started
> including libpython24.a, but I have no clue whether the instructions
> you refer to are correct - I don't use the file myself at all.
>> If this is true, in which version was it introduced?
> It was introduced in 1.20/ of Tools/msi/msi.py in response to
> patch #1088716; this in turn was first used to release r241c1.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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