[C++-sig] Problem with vc++ 7

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Nov 19 18:06:56 CET 2002

"Bjorn Pettersen" <BPettersen at NAREX.com> writes:

>> From: Paul F. Kunz [mailto:Paul_Kunz at SLAC.Stanford.EDU] 
>>    Environment: boost 1.28.0, VC++ 7.0, Windows 2000 and XP.   
>>    My Python extension module fails to intialize.
> [...]
> A number of incompatibilities between Python built with VC6 and
> extensions built with VC7 has been reported due to different run-time
> libraries. The Python developers are aware of this, however they're
> unlikely to move to VC7 until at least some of the most common
> extensions are ported. (Besides, they don't have a VC7 optimizing
> compiler yet, which makes it kind of difficult ;-) You can always
> compile Python with VC7 yourself, although you'll probably have to get
> some files from cvs...

FWIW I have never had any problems testing Boost extensions built with
VC7 against a vc6 build of Python.


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