Author eric.araujo
Recipients BreamoreBoy, LRN, WhiteTiger, amaury.forgeotdarc, davidfraser, eric.araujo, giampaolo.rodola, lkcl, rpetrov, rschoon.old, tarek, zooko
Date 2010-11-12.23:09:52
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Let’s try again.  The current situation is that building with mingw32 is not supported.  Adding support for mingw32 is by definition a new feature.  You seem to agree on that: “a NEW compiler and linker type - an ADDITIONAL compiler and linker type”.

Second, distutils is frozen.  That’s the policy decided by Tarek, who’s spent literal months working on PEPs to move the situation forward.  It’s just not possible to fix things in distutils, so it’s frozen and new work happens in distutils2, at the suggestion of Python creator Guido van Rossum.  Please accept the feature freeze.

In conclusion, such pervasive changes will not happen in distutils.
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2010-11-12 23:09:54eric.araujosetrecipients: + eric.araujo, lkcl, zooko, amaury.forgeotdarc, davidfraser, giampaolo.rodola, tarek, rpetrov, rschoon.old, WhiteTiger, BreamoreBoy, LRN
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