On Oct 13, 2004, at 5:29 PM, Alexandre Parenteau wrote:
Thanks for all your responses,
Unfortunately I don't know the specifics of how to get the compilers and OS. I am only in charge to find out if Python-Dev has made already the work.
I suspect you get the OS and compilers from the MSDN Subscriber program.
I will certainly let you know of our experience if/when we decide to compile Python on x86_64. It might not be before a while though, so probably someone else will be able to report before us.
Oh, well, if you just wanted to know if it worked... :-) It does work. IIRC, you need to play with pyconfig.h a bit for a few 64-bit things, but it pretty much works out of the box. It might be easier at this point to check out the pyconfig.h that's used for the Itanium build - I don't think that was available when I did the first AMD64 build here.