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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Feb 27 22:53:26 CET 2006

M.-A. Lemburg 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 also causes more work for those of us who provide ready-made Windows
binaries for more than just the latest and greatest Python release.

if I could chose, I'd use the same compiler for at least one more release...


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