From: Larry Hastings [] On Behalf Of Larry Hastings
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2015 1530
To: Steve Dower; Python Dev; python-committers
Cc: Yury Selivanov; Benjamin Peterson
Subject: Re: [python-committers] Can we clean up the buildbots please?


Is MSVS 2015 the only supported compiler for Python 3.5 on Windows?  What's the other buildbot using MSVS 2015?

I'll answer my own question here.  According to PCbuild/readme.txt:
This script will use the env.bat script to detect one of Visual Studio 2015, 2013, 2012, or 2010, any of which may be used to build Python, though only Visual Studio 2015 is officially supported.

I'll admit I'm puzzled by the wisdom of using unsupported compilers on buildbots.  I guess it's a historical thing.  But I gently suggest that we should either upgrade those buildbots to a supported compiler or remove them entirely.  Definitely we should remove unsupported the two unsupported platforms from the buildbots--that's just crazy.