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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 23:53:29 CEST 2014

On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> And how do you know that it would have worked with MSVC if you only use
> MinGW?
> If you want to ensure compatibility with MSVC, you must build with MSVC.
> There's no working around that.

Precisely. If you build with MinGW, you can't ensure compatibility
with MSVC. Reread my post: I gave two examples of situations where
that isn't a problem.


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