[Python-Dev] Status of C compilers for Python on Windows

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 11:18:22 CEST 2014

Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> Having said that, I'm personally not interested in this, as I am happy
> with MSVC Express. Python 3.5 will be using MSVC 14, where the express
> edition supports both 32 and 64 bit.

If you build Python yourself, you can (more or less) use whichever version
of Visual Studio you want. There is nothing that prevents you from building
Python 2.7 or 3.4 with MSVC 14. But then you have to build all Python
extensions with this version of Visual Studio as well.


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