[Python-Dev] Python 2.4 extensions require VC 7.1?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 17 23:17:52 CEST 2006

Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op za, 17-06-2006 te 10:25 +0200, schreef "Martin v. Löwis":
>> Another reason is that I consider VS 2005 buggy, I hope that some
>> of the breakage that Microsoft has done to the C library is reverted
>> in a future release. VS2005 managed to break compatibility with
>> C89 and C99 in a way that made Python fail to start up, also, it
>> was possible to have the CRT abort just by calling the builtin open
>> with the wrong arguments. There is now a work-around for that breakage,
>> but still, I don't trust that VS 2005 is a good product. 
> Why should a C++ compiler be able to compile C89 and/or C99 code?

It shouldn't. It appears you think VC 7.1 is a C++ compiler only;
that is not the case. It also offers support for (some sort of) C.


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