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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Mar 6 08:45:23 CET 2008

> I think the best lesson here is Tcl. Because it uses stubs mechanism,
> you don't need to depend on tclXX.dll, you don't deal with really
> direct implementation details, you don't care about runtimes,
> everything is much easier. Maybe it's possible (and not too late) for
> Python to somehow embrace such mechanism?

It would be possible, but it would be a fairly large project. You would
have to remove a lot of things from the Python header files, and that
would cause significant breakage in existing extension modules.


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