[Python-Dev] VC 7.1 maintenance?

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Jun 28 00:48:56 EDT 2004

> If you include MSVCR71.DLL in your binary Python module, you would
> need to provide source code to MSVCR71.DLL as well.

If that's true, then it's illegal to distribute *any* GPL software
compiled with VC7 -- or with any other language implementation that
links in a non-open-source runtime library -- and has been for a long
time.  I find it hard to believe that's the intent of the GPL. There
must be a lot of software out there that does this -- is it all
breaking the law?

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