[Python-Dev] Re: VC 7.1 maintenance?

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jun 17 16:03:46 EDT 2004

> Just today, I got the announcement of this:
> http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/APIWar.html
> which has a link to this
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/
> which describes the free download for Microsoft Visual C++ 
> Toolkit 2003 .
> Is VC2003 a fancier name for VC7.1? or at least binary compatible?
> Will this allow people to compile extensions without $$ to MS?

The free download is the compiler and linker and basic tools to build apps.
The part that costs money is the Visual Studio Development Environment (the
IDE and higher level tools), however I can find the concrete details if you
want them.


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