OK, I've sent the VC compiler wishlist to Nick Hodapp Microsoft. I received 18 requests, two of which came after I had sent in the list (sorry, guys). These folks will get their compiler:
Tim Peters Guido van Rossum Mark Hammond Paul F. Dubois Marc-Andre Lemburg Martin v. Löwis Gordon B McMillan Robin Dunn Todd Miller Neal Norwitz
Nick said the order would be placed on July 1st to fall in the 2004 budget. Delivery will take approximately 2 weeks from then.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)