[Python-Dev] Building python 2.7.3 with Visual Studio 2012 (VS11.0)

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Tue Jul 24 21:05:45 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Wim Colgate <wimcolgate at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please forgive me if this is not the prescribed method for asking this
> question.
> For various reasons, I would like to build python 2.7.3 from source
> using the latest VS tools (VS11.0 is in RC -- which is close enough
> for my purposes). I have seen the various sub-directories (VC6, VS7.1
> and VS8.0) in the sources for specific VS tool chains. I have also
> seen the patch for VS 10.0 (http://wiki.python.org/moin/VS2010).
> If building with VS11.0, is there more than just applying the
> equivalent VS10.0 patch to also include VS11? Are the other VS
> sub-directories unneeded?

If you can get it working on VS2010 first, VS2012 can read that
project file, but without converting it'll just run the 2010 compiler
and allow you to use the 2012 IDE.

Competing the actual port from 2010 to 2012 did not appear to be very
hard, but I didn't look to far into it.

You don't need the old VS sub-directories unless you are compiling
with those versions.

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