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

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Mon Feb 27 19:00:50 CET 2006

On Monday 27 February 2006 5:51 pm, Alex Martelli wrote:
> On 2/27/06, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> > 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 ?!
> >
> >     http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx
> >
> > I suppose this would make compiling extensions easier for people
> > who don't have a standard VC++ .NET installed.
> It would sure be nice for people like me with "occasional dabbler in
> Windows" status, so, selfishly, I'd be all in favor.  However...:
> What I hear from the rumor mill (not perhaps a reliable source) is a
> bit discouraging about the stability of VS2005 (e.g. internal
> rebellion at MS in which groups which need to ship a lot of code
> pushed back against any attempt to make them use VS2005, and managed
> to win the internal fight and stick with VS2003), but I don't know if
> any such worry applies to something as simple as the mere compilation
> of C code...

...but some extension modules are 500,000 lines of C++.


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