[Python-Dev] Plea to distribute debugging lib

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Nov 4 21:47:40 CET 2005

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> I vaguely recall that there were problems with distributing the debug
> version of the MS runtime.

Right: the debug runtime dlls are not disributable.

> Anyway, why can't you do this yourself for all Boost users? It's all
> volunteer time, you know...

Doesn't any boost user need a C compiler anyway, so it should not really
be a problem to compile Python?

Anyway, AFAIK, the activestate distribution contains Python debug dlls.


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