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

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 13:27:27 CEST 2014

Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:

> So as a practical matter I think I'd prefer if we continued to only
> support MSVC.  In fact I'd prefer it if we removed support for other
> Windows compilers, instead asking those maintainers to publish their own
> patches / repos, in the way that Stackless does.

The scientific community needs to use MinGW or Intel compilers because of
Fortran. So some support for other compilers will be good, at least for
building C extensions.


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