Compiling as 32bit on MacOSX

Philip Semanchuk philip at
Wed Oct 13 04:08:09 CEST 2010

On Oct 12, 2010, at 8:29 PM, Gregory Ewing wrote:

> I'm getting my Python environment set up on a new
> Snow Leopard machine, and I'd like to compile everything
> in 32 bit mode for the time being, because some of the
> extensions I need use APIs that aren't available in
> 64 bit.
> Is there some environment variable or config setting
> that will make gcc compile 32 bit binaries by default?
> Setting CFLAGS isn't very reliable, since the build
> systems of some libraries don't seem to take notice
> of it.

Hi Greg,
Are you talking about compiling Python itself or extensions?

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