On Wednesday 08 October 2008 09:44:25 David Cournapeau wrote:
For one, the manifest madness introduced with VS 2005 may be painful to handle, since it severly lacks any serious documentation. I am still unsure whether we will need to care at all, though.
Another problem is that python headers are not "clean", they pollute the namespace quite heavily; a new version of python means new names added: those should be trivial, though.
Other things are the usual: brokenness of MS tools with respect to standards (basic C99 functions not available, etc...). Every version of MS tool is broken, but in a different way.
The reasons above are why I don't try to do anything on Windows unless there is support from some external source, e.g., CMake taking care of build issues. The reasons above are also why I admire your heroic efforts at making Windows binaries available. But, then, I sometimes wonder about the motivation for an unpaid volunteer to take on an utterly thankless job in which help is never forthcoming from users; for any of my code out in the wild, the only help, bug fixes and improvements I have ever received have been from Linux and Solris users.
Thank for taking on this arduous task.