On Oct 13, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
Nick Bastin wrote:
Microsoft made available an OS to the general public (2003 Pro, I think) for x86_64 at *least* 6 months ago, maybe more, and MSDN members have access to other OS builds as well (at least 2003 server).
That was no release (in the sense of a product release) of the system, though, was it? My understanding that the system is still considered in beta by Microsoft.
Yeah, that's why I didn't say 'released'. It's still a beta, but it certainly works and people are doing software development on it. My point was that people definitely have windows for x86_64, so it doesn't seem that unreasonable that they'd be trying to use Python on it - this isn't an isolated case.
You have at least 2 compiler options, namely MSVC++ and GCC. ICL does not (yet) support x64_64.
How can you get a copy of MSVC++? VC.NET 2003 does not come with an AMD64 compiler to my knowledge, nor does the February 2003 (?) platform SDK incorporate one (which does incorporate an Itanium compiler).
There is a version of MSVC on the beta DDK CD.