[Python-Dev] Visual studio 2005 express now free

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Apr 24 09:19:09 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> - Paul Moore has contributed a Python build procedure for the
>   free version of the 2003 compiler. This one is without IDE,
>   but still, it should allow people without a VS 2003 license
>   to work on Python itself; it should also be possible to develop
>   extensions with that compiler (although I haven't verified
>   that distutils would pick that up correctly).

Apparently, the status of this changed right now: it seems that
the 2003 compiler is not available anymore; the page now says
that it was replaced with the 2005 compiler.

Should we reconsider?


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