distutils unix gcc, still trying
lyle at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 13 19:37:09 CEST 2002
Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:
> Recently I got back to the question why distutils seems to ignore the CC
> environment variable. I have been told that distutils checks if CC is
> defined, and uses the corresponding compiler for the build process.
> However, I couldn't get this to work on my Unix system. I am trying to
> get distutils to use gcc instead of the standard cc compiler, but if I
> set CC=gcc then distutils still uses cc.
instead of "set".
> In an effort to get to the bottom of this, I looked at the distutils
> source code. As far as I can tell, distutils only checks the Makefile
> that was used to build Python. I didn't see any checks for the CC
> environment variable. Does anybody know in which routine of distutils
> this check takes place?
Yes. Before starting its compiles, the distutils.command.build_ext.run()
method calls distutils.sysconfig.customize_compiler(), which looks up
the values of environment variables like CC and does the necessary
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