[Python-Dev] Linking with mscvrt

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Feb 10 00:03:33 CET 2006

Neil Hodgson wrote:
>    I suppose the answer (hmm, am I allowed to anser my own rhtorical
> questions?) is that it was originally developed on other operating
> systems and the Windows port has never been as much of a focus for
> most contributors.

That's certainly the case. It is all Mark Hammond's doing still;
not much has happened since the original Windows port.

The other reason, of course, is that adding *specific* support
for Windows will break support of other platforms. Microsoft
had no problems breaking support of VB on Linux :-)


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