[issue1706] Force WINVER 0x0500 (Windows 2000)
Martin v. Löwis
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Sat Feb 9 17:44:10 CET 2008
Martin v. Löwis added the comment:
The defaulting of WINVER is indeed a compiler things; the problems
started when we moved to VS 2008 (so VC6 would certainly have a
Setting WINVER for extension modules wouldn't have helped with the Tcl
problem: Tcl/Tk itself gets compiled independent of Python -
Py_BUILD_CORE had no effect here. It *does* have effect on _tkinter,
since _tkinter is part of Py_BUILD_CORE.
Setting WINVER for all extension modules would be bad style. Some
modules may fail to compile - it's up to the module author to decide
what API level to build against.
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