The SDK compilers are not easily fixable (I've tried). The installation is basically corrupt as far as the non-x86 compilers are concerned.

The package we just put out is exactly the same files as the SDK with those issues fixed. There's no reason to encourage the SDK at all now (which was the point of the whole exercise from my point of view).


Top-posted from my Windows Phone

From: Antoine Pitrou
Sent: 9/27/2014 8:32
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7

On Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:10:48 +0100
Paul Moore <> wrote:
> On 27 September 2014 14:01, Nick Coghlan <> wrote:
> > I personally believe we should treat handling both this and the SDK
> > compilers properly as a platform-enablement bug for distutils and
> > ensure they work properly with the currently maintained branches
> > (including 2.7).
> +1

+1 as well.


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