Craig Ringer <> writes:
> On 02/12/2014 02:31 PM, Inoue, Hiroshi wrote:
>> Maybe this is one of the few use cases of dlltool.
>> Because python doesn't ship with its MINGW import library, the
>> Makefile uses dlltool to generate an import library from the python
>> DLL.

> Wow. Has anyone been in touch with the Python package maintainers to see
> if they can fix that and bundle the .lib ?

Indeed somebody should pester them about that, but it's not clear how
much it'd help us even if they fixed it tomorrow.  We're going to have
to be able to build with existing Python distributions for a long time
to come.

                        regards, tom lane

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