[Python-Dev] Re: No-cost optimizing VC 7.1

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Apr 18 20:09:55 EDT 2004

Paul Moore <pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk>:

> Sadly, a test seems to show that the /MD option links with msvcrt.dll,
> and not with msvcr71.dll. So this still isn't of immediate use in
> building Python extensions which will run against a standard Python
> binary distribution.

Can I just ask at this point whether it's possible to
use MinGW to compile extensions for the Python version
under discussion here?

If not, I think you're making a big mistake basing the
standard distribution on this compiler.

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