-G <generator-name> = Specify a build system generator.
The following generators are available on this platform (* marks default):
MSYS Makefiles = Generates MSYS makefiles.
MinGW Makefiles = Generates a make file for use with
I wonder if we could absorb the Visual C++ toolchain into the configure system one of these days, then for each module call a specific Makefile from a central one and so on. This approach is already used by Java in the official JDK for instance, and it makes it very easy to pass specific flags or disable each module individually based on toolchain and OS, something which can quickly become a massive roadblock if done directly in configure for every single possible combination. I’ve heard that there is a wishlist about how the build system could be better, so these are my 2 cents on that, but it would require a Unix environment on Windows to build Python unfortunately