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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Oct 27 21:45:50 CET 2014

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> That assumption will allow MinGW-w64 to link with the appropriate
> MSVCRT versions for extention building without anything breaking.

If that works, then the same technique should allow CPython
itself to be built in a VS-compatible way with mingw,
shouldn't it?

Those objecting to a mingw-built python seem to be assuming
that such a thing will necessarily be incompatible with
VS builds, but I don't see why that has to be the case.


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