Title: Add support for mingw64 compiler
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Distutils Versions: Python 3.5
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: Jeffrey.Armstrong, alexis, eric.araujo, loewis, moog, tarek
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2011-03-30 16:41 by moog, last changed 2014-03-13 20:29 by eric.araujo.

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mingw64.diff moog, 2011-03-30 16:41
Messages (6)
msg132597 - (view) Author: Jason Morgan (moog) Date: 2011-03-30 16:41
Python2.7 has no proper support for mings64.  You can use environment path to trick compiler into using mings64, but this will cause conflict with other builds.
Adding a mings64 compiler options is much more sensible as both mingw32 and mings64 can co-exist. (mingw64 has a prefix for all it's exe's)

Suggest following patch, tested with mingw-w64-1.0-bin_i686-mingw_20110328 and Python-2.7.1(x64) on Windows7.

Diff attached.

See related issue 11722
msg132607 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-03-30 19:19
What is mings64?
msg132638 - (view) Author: Jason Morgan (moog) Date: 2011-03-31 07:47
Ok, I know there is a typo, (mings64 should read mingw64) I realised after posting but can't edit it. I don't need any more emails telling me I can't spell (or type) - I knew that already!
msg132707 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-03-31 21:33
Sorry, I honestly wasn't sure whether this is a typo, or whether mings64 is something I hadn't heard of (for the record, I'm not sure what mingw64 really is, either).
msg132754 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2011-04-01 16:44
As Mingw64 support is not currently claimed in the documentation, this is a feature request and can’t land in stable versions.  I suggest you wait a bit for the merge of distutils2 into the standard library an then refresh your patch.
msg213458 - (view) Author: Éric Araujo (eric.araujo) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-13 20:29
“MinGW 64 is an open source C/C++ compiler based on the popular gcc; basically, it is intended to generate executables for Windows 64 bit.”

If there is significant interest from the community for that compiler, support could be added to 3.5.

Alternatively, a way to add third-party compilers could be designed.
Date User Action Args
2014-03-13 20:29:12eric.araujosetassignee: tarek ->
messages: + msg213458
components: + Distutils, - Distutils2
versions: + Python 3.5, - Python 3.3
2013-06-23 22:04:51Jeffrey.Armstrongsetnosy: + Jeffrey.Armstrong
2011-04-01 16:44:42eric.araujosetassignee: tarek
type: behavior -> enhancement

components: + Distutils2, - Extension Modules
title: No proper support for mingw64 - patch to add -> Add support for mingw64 compiler
nosy: + alexis, eric.araujo, tarek
versions: + Python 3.3, - Python 2.7
messages: + msg132754
2011-03-31 21:33:21loewissetmessages: + msg132707
2011-03-31 07:47:36moogsetmessages: + msg132638
2011-03-30 19:19:20loewissetnosy: + loewis
messages: + msg132607
2011-03-30 16:41:46moogcreate