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Re: binutils 20080523-1: version string breaks python2.5 distutils
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 08:16:10AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
>On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 12:48:38PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Why is python even checking the version?
>Python (i.e., Distutils) is checking versions so that it calls the
>appropriate driver and supplies the appropriate options. For example,
>in cygwinccompiler.py we have the following:
> # ld_version >= "2.10.90" and < "2.13" should also be able to use
> # gcc -mdll instead of dllwrap
> # Older dllwraps had own version numbers, newer ones use the
> # same as the rest of binutils ( also ld )
> # dllwrap 2.10.90 is buggy
> if self.ld_version >= "2.10.90":
> self.linker_dll = "gcc"
> self.linker_dll = "dllwrap"
> # ld_version >= "2.13" support -shared so use it instead of
> # -mdll -static
> if self.ld_version >= "2.13":
> shared_option = "-shared"
> shared_option = "-mdll -static"
>> That seems very fragile to me.
>Agreed, but this stuff predates me (i.e., before 2000), so I loathe to
>touch it... :,)
Aw, come on, Jason. Touch it! Destroy it! Fix it!
But, seriously, could you get the same behavior by parsing the ld --help
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