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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Oct 26 01:30:36 CEST 2014

On Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:24:38 -0400
"R. David Murray" <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
> I know I for one do not generally test patches on Windows because I
> haven't taken the time to learn how to build CPython on it.  Sure, I
> could test pure python changes by applying patches to an installed
> Python, but that's an ongoing pain and I'd rather learn to build CPython
> on Windows and get to use the normal hg tools.
> If I could use a more linux-like toolchain to build CPython on windows,

Well, I don't know how "linux-like" you want your toolchain, but FTR
you should be able to build from the command line by running

I doubt the MinGW case can be much simpler :-)



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