Re: aap and python inconsistant for w98 users
- Scott wrote:
> there's something i've been wanting to complain about, and only nowIt also works if you have python.exe in your path, no need to set PYTHON
> found the time to put it in writing
> [i use win98 and msvc 6]
> if i try to set up to obtain vim source using aap, my %PYTHON%
> environment variable has to be set to the program -- in my case
> then, to use the Make_mvc.mak to build gvim, %PYTHON% needs to beFor Make_mvc.mak you are supposed to provide the value of PYTHON on the
> reset to e:\Python23 so make can find the proper dll
nmake -f Make_mvc.mak PYTHON=e:\python23
A flaw of make is that it also uses environment variables, even when you
don't want this. This can indeed be very annoying.
> this seems inconsistant and aggravates me -- i am getting aap and theThe reason that Aap uses %PYTHON% for the executable is that this
> makefile from the same place, yet both use the PYTHON environment
> variable for entirely different purposes
> shouldn't aap have chosen a different variable, since the makefile was
> there first!
appears to be the standard way to do it.
A solution could be that Make_mvc.mak recognizes that PYTHON is the
python executable and strips the last part of the path.
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