[Python-Dev] Switching to VC.NET 2003

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Dec 30 14:34:25 EST 2003

> I don't want to buy another M$ compiler.
> Is there a freeware alternative?

Ten core Python developers received a free VC7.1 copy from Microsoft.
Maybe someone who hasn't opened theirs yet is willing to step down?

MS also alluded to a free downloadable compiler, but I haven't tracked
it down yet.  And of course theer's always mingw (or whatever it's

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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