[Python-Dev] Switch to MS VC++ 2005 ?!

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Feb 27 18:40:34 CET 2006

Microsoft has recently released their express version of the Visual C++.
Given that this version is free for everyone, wouldn't it make sense
to ship Python 2.5 compiled with this version ?!


I suppose this would make compiling extensions easier for people
who don't have a standard VC++ .NET installed.

Note: This is just a thought - I haven't looked into the consequences
of building with VC8 yet, e.g. from the list of pre-requisites,
it's possible that .NET 2.0 would become a requirement.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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