[Python-Dev] Building Python with the free MS Toolkit compiler

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 23:11:04 CEST 2006

I've just added some instructions on how to build Python on Windows
with the free MS Toolkit C++ compiler. They are at

Most of the credit for this goes to David Murmann, whose posting on
the subject to python-list pointed out the existence of Nant, a free
tool which will read Visual Studio solution files, and inspired me to
see if I could get the process to work.

If anyone finds any problems with the instructions given there, feel
free to let me know (or better still, update the page with your


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