My only complaint about Python

Graham Fawcett graham__fawcett at
Fri Aug 20 20:49:11 CEST 2004

Greg Ewing <greg at> wrote in message news:<2ol650Fbr791U1 at>...
> David Fraser wrote:
> > I agree. I don't mind it being built with Visual Studio, but out of the 
> > box mingw compatibility would be cool...
> As a step towards this, it would be useful if it were
> distributed with the libpythonXX.a that mingw requires
> already built. Then it would just be a matter of giving
> the appropriate flag to when compiling a module.

+1! Building libpythonXX.a isn't tremendously hard, but it's a pain.
Given the simplicity of mingw's installation (and distutils'
familiarity with it) this would definitely simplify extension building
on win32.

-- Graham

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