>From the README:
| - The configure script uses gcc (the GNU C compiler) if it finds it.
| If you don't want this, or if this compiler is installed but broken on
| your platform, pass "CC=cc" (or whatever the name of the proper C
| compiler is) in the environment.
> Also, how do I build with `-g' instead of `-o'? Does this configuration
> stuff have some file that you can edit to tell it some things? Or do
> you have to edit each resultant Makefile by hand (ugh!)?
A look at the toplevel Makefile(.in) shows:
| # Compiler options passed to subordinate makes
| OPT= -O
and further down
| # Build the interpreter
| python: Makefiles
| for i in $(SUBDIRS); do \
| (echo $$i; cd $$i; $(MAKE) OPT="$(OPT)" all); \
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>