building portable win32 extensions

John Hunter jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 3 20:01:57 CET 2004


I'm using mingw to build python extensions.  To ensure maximum
portability across windows platforms (98, ME, NT, XP) is it a good
idea to build on a lowest common denominator system, eg, 98, or should
it not matter?  I'm worried, for example, that windows ME might have a
funny system library that end up in the pyd and other systems will
fail to link.

John Hunter




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