On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 1:17 PM, davidacoder <davidacoder@hotmail.com> wrote:

After all, on windows msbuild and the c# compiler are installed by default on pretty much any machine in any case, compile times shouldn’t be much of a problem, and so if my understanding of pip is correct, we could have full pip support with a source release on pypi.

The .NET Client Profile is installed by default, but not the full framework nor the developer tools.  In fact, most of the python developers I know do not have the .NET development tools installed.  Being forced to install them would be a barrier to entry for them.  The users of their apps definitely don't have the compiler installed, nor should they have to.