[Python-Dev] Unable to build regex module against Python 3.5 32-bit

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed May 27 10:25:01 CEST 2015

On 27 May 2015 at 09:10, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> The old distutils docs aren't gone, the top level links just moved to the
> distutils package docs: https://docs.python.org/3/library/distutils.html
> I kept them (with the same deep link URLs) because I know there's stuff in
> there that isn't currently documented anywhere else. I moved them to a more
> obscure location because there's also stuff in there that's thoroughly
> outdated, and it's a non-trivial task to figure out which is which and move
> the still useful stuff to a more appropriate home :)


Your plan worked perfectly, because I never knew they were there :-)

implies that the libpythonXY.a files are only needed in older versions
of Python/mingw. I don't know how true that is, although I do know
that mingw should be able to link directly to a DLL without needing a
lib file.

It would be interesting to know if MRAB's build process can use the
DLL, rather than requiring a lib file (or for that matter if distutils
works without the lib file!)

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