[Python-Dev] Switching to VC.NET 2003

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Dec 29 12:44:46 EST 2003

At 05:43 PM 12/29/03 +0100, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
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.

Please do.

>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.

Actually, one generates that by using dlltool and various other programs to 
extract a .def file from python2x.dll.  I haven't generated one in ages, so 
I'm going to have to dig back up how to do that.

The rest is handled by the distutils, pretty much.  I don't think there's 
actually any direct linking to the MS VC runtime, anyway, if one is only 
using Python API calls.  But I guess I'll find out.

Hopefully I'll have enough clock cycles to spare on Thursday to get 
everything set up and tested.

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