On May 23, 2013 8:24 PM, "Keith Marshall" <keithmarshall@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> On 23/05/13 17:51, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
> > So I thought that is_cygwingcc() can just do:
> >
> >    if dumpmachine ends with 'cygwin':
> >      return true
> I would have thought that config.guess is the canonically appropriate
> test here:

Thanks, that does seem appropriate. If distutils were being redesigned it might be better to do that.

However I don't think that distutils has ever previously assumed that config.guess exists on the user's system so I don't think I can make that change in a bugfix release. I doubt that it could go into a new release either as distutils is "frozen" in general.