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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 29 15:46:14 CET 2014

On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:31:50 -0400
"R. David Murray" <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:

> 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
> Windows.
> 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.

You can use Express editions of Visual Studio.



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