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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 29 16:21:08 CET 2014

On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:07:53 -0400
Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
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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").

I don't think you have to configure anything. Just install the right
Visual Studio version and it's done.



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