[issue14813] Can't build under VS2008 anymore

Brian Curtin report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 15 18:40:25 CEST 2012

Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> added the comment:

> Are there any features which make VS 2010 easier to use for us?

I don't do much with the IDE besides the basics of writing the code and building it, so I can't really say if it makes anything easier on us. I think the change is just going to be doing the same thing on a newer version.

The change is more driven from keeping up with what everyone else is using. I did a VS2010 port at my old job over a year ago because we needed it, and CCP games (Kristjan) moved to VS2010 even before that.

I will look through and see what it may provide that we could take advantage of, but I don't remember seeing much that we could use. C# gets all of the goodies, then C++ is in second place, and all we in C world really get is a new CRT version. However, if we didn't change to 2010 now, due to our release schedule we'd be stuck with VS2008 until at least 2014, which would be at least two VS versions behind by then.


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