Specification of .pc format, reimplementation in python

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at err.no
Fri Jul 3 10:55:14 PDT 2009

]] David Cournapeau 

|  - we support a lot of platforms, including windows. By windows, we
| mean native, not cygwin. This means we cannot rely on an available
| shell (a sane one, that is :) ), but we can rely on python. What is
| the pkg-config story on windows ? I am not so much interested in the
| pkg-config program, but the format to use with typical windows
| toolchains (visual studio) ?

It's used a bit with cygwin (which isn't an option for you).  I don't
know of anybody using it with visual studio.

Somebody did a reimplementation of pkg-config in python some time ago,
but I can't remember the name of the project.  Maybe you can look at

|  - Is there a formal definition of the .pc format ?

No, there isn't.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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