Newbie question on C extensions!

Alan Kennedy alanmk at
Mon Jun 9 11:19:57 CEST 2003

Prabu wrote:

> I get the error
> message like "cl.exe - invalid command or file name" during compilation of
> this C file from setup.

"cl.exe" is the microsoft command line C compiler. You won't get very far
without it if you're trying to create C extensions.

Do you have a C/C++ compiler installed on your machine?

Have you set your path environment variable so that the directory containing the
"cl.exe" executable is on it?

Until you can type "cl" on a command line and have that call the C compiler, you
won't be able to do anything with C.


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