[Python-Dev] Switching to VC.NET 2003

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Dec 29 11:43:13 EST 2003

Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> Was the question of mingw32-built extensions ever resolved?  That is, 
> will we be able to build extensions for the standard Windows Python 
> using the distutils' "mingw32" compiler, as is possible with Python 2.2?

I don't know; I don't use mingw32.

OTOH, I cannot see what the problem might be - except that you will
have to link with msvcr71.dll at the end, not with msvcrt40.dll.

> If this hasn't been resolved, and somebody can send me a binary for a 
> .NET-built Python, I'll be happy to test.

Sure: Please try my installer at


Notice that this doesn't include msvcr71.dll, which I could provide
in private.

It also does not include msvcr71.lib - I have no clue how you would
get a copy of that. But then, somehow, msvcrt40.lib (or is it
msvcrt40.a) must have gotten into mingw32 also.


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