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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Oct 29 23:11:22 CET 2014

> On Oct 29, 2014, at 6:09 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29 October 2014 20:26, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> This sounds like something good for packaging.python.org
> Yeah, I wondered about that. I'll work up a patch for that. But the
> more I think about it, it really is trivial:
> - For non-free MSVC, install the appropriate version, and everything just works.
> - For Python 2.7 (32 or 64 bit), install the compiler for Python 2.7
> package and everything just works as long as you're using setuptools.
> - For 32 bit Python 3.2-3.4, install Visual Studio Express and
> everything just works.
> - For 64 bit Python 3.2-3.4, install the SDK, set some environment
> variables, and everything just works.
> - For Python 3.5+, install the current Visual Studion Express and
> everything just works.
> (I propose to deem Python 2.7 without setuptools as "unsupported")
> The only things I can see that need expansion are:
> 1. The precise versions to use (trivial to add, I'm just to lazy to
> check right now).
> 2. Where to get VS 2010 Express (as it's no longer supported or
> available from MS).
> 3. How to set up the SDK environment for 64-bit Python 3.2-3.4.
> Before I do a write-up, I want to set up clean VMs with these
> configurations, so that I can confirm the details. But I don't expect
> any problems, as I've done them all before.
> Paul.

I think it’d be good even if considered trivial. I know I certainly have no
idea which pieces I needed to do that.

Donald Stufft
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