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

Roumen Petrov bugtrack at roumenpetrov.info
Sun Oct 12 10:43:33 CEST 2014

Victor Stinner wrote:
> Hi,
> === 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)

As "all in one" patch it was rejected , but you could find splits:
17605 - mingw-meta: build interpeter core
18653 - mingw-meta: build core modules

Lot of people post links to possible issues using GCC windows compiler. 
A lot of them are not real issues for CPython.

In addition for those why would like to cross compile C-extensions for 
MS Windows either from linux of cygwin then could use this set:
18654 - modernize mingw&cygwin compiler classes

I could step in as maintainer for Cygwin and builds based on GCC using 
mingw* APIs.

Roumen Petrov

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