Author danmbox
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Date 2013-02-23.08:24:15
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Guys, this looks really bad and inconveniences a lot of users. You install the latest MinGW and Distutils from their default location, try using them on **anything that requires compilation**, and get the cryptic gcc -mno-cygwin error (after having to edit the obscure distutils.cfg, of course).

Aren't Python / distutils supposed to be cross-platform? It's already hard enough to find distutils / pip setup instructions for Windows, shouldn't they at least **work**? After removing -mno-cygwin from cygwincompiler.py, I get another obscure -mdll error. This is ridiculous.

If you can't agree on a patch that detects both new and old compilers, can't you split cygwincompiler.py into several versions, or somehow provide separate mingw32-old and mingw32-new options?
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2013-02-23 08:24:16danmboxsetrecipients: + danmbox, loewis, doko, pje, geertj, schmir, tarek, jwilk, eric.araujo, rpetrov, cmcqueen1975, rubenvb, santoso.wijaya, alexis, Seppo.Yli-Olli, jonforums, RubyTuesdayDONO
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