[Python-Dev] Python 2.4, MS .NET 1.1 and distutils

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Nov 26 17:53:05 CET 2004

Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> writes:

> On 26-nov-04, at 17:27, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>>> Now since extensions for 2.4 will have to be built using the
>>> same compiler as Python itself (the one that comes with VC7.1
>>> which is the same as the one in the freely downloadable
>>> .NET 1.1 SDK)
>> My understanding is that these are not exactly the same compilers;
>> I recall that the freely-redistributable one lacks support for
>> optimization.
> That's not what their download page says:
> <quote href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/">
> Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003
>   The Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 includes the core tools
>   developers need to compile and link C++-based applications for
>   Windows and the .NET Common Language Runtime:
> 	• 	Microsoft C/C++ Optimizing Compiler and Linker.  These
> 	are the same compiler and linker that ship with Visual Studio
> 	.NET 2003 Professional!
> </quote>

Wasn't the difference that no msvcrt import libraries are included,
neither the license to redistribute the msvcrt runtime dlls (although
the missing license probably doesn't matter, because they are already in
the Python distribution)?


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