[Python-Dev] Build Notes for building trunk with Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Fri Nov 23 17:01:16 CET 2007

Paul Moore wrote:
> On 23/11/2007, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
>> I really like to throw out the old junk to have a clean script. Maybe I
>> could leave the old msvccompiler alone and put the new code into
>> distutils.msvc9compiler?
> That might work. I'm not sure if throwing the old stuff out is OK. As
> long as we have a VC6 directory (however unmaintained it may be) I'd
> say we need the equivalent distutils support.

Presumably the advantage of a new compiler flavour is that you
could set your pydistutils.cfg to that compiler (or use --compiler=
or whatever) and put whatever specifics you want in a new class
without having to disturb the unstable equilibrium which is


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