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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Apr 19 01:04:21 EDT 2004

Greg Ewing wrote:
> I got scared by an earlier message that said something like "there is
> currently no free compiler that will generate extension modules for
> Python 2.4".
> Fortunately it seems that meant no free *Microsoft* compiler, and
> doesn't include gcc.

That statement would have been false in any case. It would
have talked only about the official binary distribution; if you
build Python yourself with a different compiler (say, Borland,
or cygwin), you can certainly also build extensions with that


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