building extensions with gcc and python 2.2

Ken Seehof kseehof at neuralintegrator.com
Sun Oct 13 20:09:23 CEST 2002


I'm developing a tool that involves dynamic compilation of python extensions.
Since I do not want to require my windows users to buy MSVC, I can no
longer use it build my extensions (i.e. the user needs to be able to 
recompile).

Therefore, I am experimenting with using gcc as my compiler.

Should I use Cygwin or Mingw?

I've found an ancient tome by Robert Kern suggesting Mingw:
http://starship.python.net/crew/kernr/mingw32/Notes.html
It's very nice documentation, but unfortunately, it's for python 1.5.2 and is
dated Aug 09, 1999.  Is there any current documentation of that quality?

- Ken






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