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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Oct 25 23:59:45 CEST 2014

On Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:53:29 +1100
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

How do you know this isn't a problem, since you haven't *tested* with
Why on Earth would you want to test your PEP work with an unsupported
Windows compiler and runtime, rather than with the officially supported
compiler and runtime?



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