[Python-Dev] Status of C compilers for Python on Windows
tseaver at palladion.com
Wed Oct 29 16:07:53 CET 2014
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On 10/29/2014 10:31 AM, R. David Murray wrote:
> 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.
My experience with distributing distributions-with-extensions indicates
that the vast majority of Windows developers who are "downstream" users
for those distributions *cannot* build them from source: if there is no
MSI / bdist_win (maybe now wheel), they won't use the project.
(Note that "having an MSDN subscription" is not the same as "knowing how
to configure which compiler such that it can bulid extensions against an
installed Python binary").
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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