[Distutils] Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7

Olivier Grisel olivier.grisel at ensta.org
Wed Oct 1 09:03:15 CEST 2014

2014-09-30 18:07 GMT+02:00 Steve Dower <Steve.Dower at microsoft.com>:
> Paul Moore wrote:
>> On 30 September 2014 16:56, Olivier Grisel <olivier.grisel at ensta.org> wrote:
>>> What is the story for project maintainers who want to also support
>>> Python 3.3+ (for 32 bit and 64 bit python) for their project with
>>> binary wheels for windows?
>> It would be so easy at this point to ask "What's the chance of a similarly packaged
>> version of VS2010 for Python 3.2/3.3/3.4?" But I really don't want Steve to get into
>> any trouble with people saying "now look what you've started" :-)
> :-)
> The answer is basically no chance - the slippery slope was considered and shut down.
> If VC14 slips significantly and we have to stick with VC10 for Python 3.5, then I'll make the case again and see what we get, but for now the future story is to upgrade. Luckily, 3.3->3.5 is not going to be as hard as 2.7->3.5.

Alright, sounds good. Thanks again.

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