[geos-devel] setup.py for Python SWIG wrappers

strk at refractions.net strk at refractions.net
Fri Apr 8 12:27:24 EDT 2005

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 08:46:51AM -0600, Sean Gillies wrote:
> OK, now I understand.  This will be tricky.  How to detect which 
> compiler is going to be used on windows?  If the compiler were 
> specified on the command line like
>     python setup.py build --compiler=mingw
> it would be easy, just sys.argv[2].  But if users are specifying the 
> compiler in a setup.cfg file, then this doesn't work and the compiler 
> isn't even set until the build target is evaluated.

GEOS uses autoconf, either generating a Makefile for python dir
or having python's Makefile include a global Makefile.config 
should do. I'm not a win32 user, so can't check it myself, but
looking for "mingw" or "gcc" or "whatever" in your generated
Makefiles would be a good start.


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