Extending Python with C: Can I specify another C compiler?

spectrumdt at gmail.com spectrumdt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 18:29:28 CEST 2008


On Jun 4, 6:25 pm, Gerhard Häring <g... at ghaering.de> wrote:
> spectru... at gmail.com wrote:
> >   Hello.
>
> >   I am trying to extend my Python program with some C code. [...]
> >   Anyway, my question is this: When compiling my C code to include in
> > Python, using a Python script with the function
> > distutils.core.setup... can I choose which C compiler to use? On my
> > system it defaults to gcc, but I would like to use mpicc instead (C
> > compiler for MPI, Message Passing Interface). [...]
>
> Try:
>
> $ export CC=mpicc
> $ python setup.py build
>
> HTH,
>
> -- Gerhard

Yes, that worked. Thank you. :)



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