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

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Wed Oct 29 15:31:50 CET 2014

On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:22:14 -0400, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 11:59 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > most developers on Windows do have access to Microsoft tool
> I assume you mean python-dev folks who work on Windows:  it is certainly
> not true for the vast majority of develoeprs who use Python on Windows,
> who don't have the toolchain build their own C extensions.

I'm pretty sure he meant "most people who develop software for Windows",
even though that's not how he phrased it.  But this does not include, as
you point out, people who develop Python software that *also* works on

If you are writing code targeted for Windows, I think you are very
likely to have an MSDN subscription of some sort if your package includes C
code.  I'm sure it's not 100%, though.


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