[Python-Dev] Moving Python 3.5 on Windows to a new compiler

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Sat Jun 7 01:05:52 CEST 2014

On Jun 6, 2014 6:01 PM, "Sturla Molden" <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> > Adding features into 3.x is already not enough of a carrot on the
> > stick for many users. Intentionally leaving 2.7 on a dead compiler is
> > like beating them with the stick.
> Those who want to build extensions on Windows will just use MinGW
> (currently GCC 2.8.2) instead.

Well we're certainly not going to assume such a thing. I know people do
that, but many don't (I never have).
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