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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 10 18:28:00 CEST 2014

On 10/10/2014 01:29, Victor Stinner wrote:

> === MinGW
> Some people tried to compile Python. See for example:
> https://bitbucket.org/puqing/python-mingw
> We even got some patches:
> http://bugs.python.org/issue3871 (rejected)

There are 55 open issues on the bug tracker with mingw in the title.

> See also:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15365249/build-python-with-mingw-and-gcc
> MinGW reuses the Microsoft C library and it is based on GCC which is
> very stable, actively developed, supports a lot of archiectures, etc.
> I guess that it should be possible to reuse third party GCC tools like
> the famous GDB debugger?
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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