[Python-Dev] Compiler used to build Python for Windows

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 01:54:27 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Christian Heimes wrote:
>  > Bob Kline wrote:
>  >> Any possibility of revisiting this question (upgrading to a more recent
>  >> compiler for Windows builds of Python)?
>  >
>  > The latest alphas of Python 2.6 and 3.0 are build with VS 2088. I've
>                                                              ^^^^
>  Been out in the time machine, eh?
> > spent some time to get the new build system ready for Python 3.0a2.
>  >
>  > Is VS 2008 recent enought for you? :]
>  >
>  It would be really nice if we could maintain two parallel Windows
>  versions, one with an open source tool chain like Mingw and one with the
>  latest and greatest MS production line.

Is this mainly a request to use more open source tools?  Because if
the concern is just cost, Python 2.6 and 3.0 compile with the free
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express editions.

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