[Python-Dev] "error: None" when building extensions under 2.6

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Sun Aug 24 15:36:38 CEST 2008

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> PS. Can any resident Microsoft compiler expert perhaps summarize the 
> differences between the Express Edition and the "real" editions wrt. 
> generated code?  Are there any differences at all?

The express edition does neither support PGO (profile guided 
optimization) nor cross compilation of 64bit binaries on 32bit 
platforms. The other missing features are mostly uninteresting from the 
PoV of a extension developer.

 From wikipedia:
Visual C++ 2008 Express does not include OpenMP support, 64-bit 
compilers, or a resource editor. The higher-end commercial editions of 
Visual Studio, specifically the Professional and Team Suite editions, 
have these features.

 From MS:


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