MSVC 6.0 Unsupported?
gh at ghaering.de
Tue Aug 5 23:53:40 CEST 2003
Syver Enstad wrote:
> I've downloaded both source distro, and binary installer. Installed
> python with the binary installer, when I attempted to compile
> mxDateTime (mxBase) for 2.3 with MSVC 6.0 I got an error that seemed
> related to forward declarations.
> It seems that the #defines that makes staticforward into extern when
> using the MSVC 6 compiler has been removed from object.h. So I guess
> this means I should use VC++ 7.0 to compile python with?
Huh? You couldn't be more wrong.
1) Python 2.3 binaries *are* built with MSVC6
2) staticforward was defined from exten to empty on win32 for Python 2.3
3) The quick hack I used is to insert something like:
#define staticforward extern
in the relevant source files *after* they include Python.h.
Anyway you can't compile the eGenix extensions with Python 2.3. I hoped
this gets fixed soon. The compile fails somewhere in the mxTextTools
stuff. All I needed was mxDateTime and I got that to compile.
If you need Windoze binaries, I've uploaded some for the pyPgSQL project
Python 2.3b2 2003-07-17 11:22
egenix-mx-base-2.0.4.win32-py2.3.exe 471273 6 i386 .exe (32-bit
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