[Python-Dev] Re: Switching to VC.NET 2003

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 30 06:45:00 EST 2003

"Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:

> At 04:27 PM 12/29/03 +0100, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
>>In my own sandbox, I have prepared project files for VC.NET.
>>Unless there are any strong objections, I'd like to switch
>>over to VC.NET shortly, disabling VC6 builds. In the process,
>>I will also update the build dependencies to more recent
>>versions of several packages.
> 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?

It is (pretty close) to being solved - recent versions of mingw32
allow building with msvcr71 via a -lmsvcr71 flag. However, last time I
tried this, the generated linker commands didn't quite work, and
needed a bit of fiddling.

I have the latest mingw, though, so I can easily try this.

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