On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 1:48 PM, M.-A. Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 25.06.2015 17:12, Zachary Ware wrote:
The old files are moved to PC/VS9.0, and they work as expected as far as I've tested them.
So it's still possible to build with "just" VS 2008 installed or will the VS 2010 (or later) be required for those old files as well ?
Only VS 2008 is required for the old files. Building in PC/VS9.0/ post-backport is exactly the same as building in PCbuild/ pre-backport.
I guess will have the discussion about switching compilers for Python 2.7 again at some point. People writing extensions will sooner or later want to use features from more recent compilers for Python 2.7 as well :-)
I expect the same outcome every time it comes up --- too much breakage for not enough benefit :)