[Python-Dev] Backporting the 3.5+ Windows build project files to 2.7

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 05:37:43 CEST 2015

On 23 June 2015 at 11:45, Zachary Ware <zachary.ware+pydev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
> <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>> I'd like to backport those new project files to 2.7,
>> Would this change anything about how extensions are built?
>> There is now the "ms compiler for 2.7" would that work? Or only in
>> concert with VS2010 express?
> It should have absolutely no impact on building extensions.  If it
> does, that's a bug to be fixed.  Regular users of Python on Windows
> (those who don't build their own) should have no idea that anything
> has changed at all.

I'd suggest explicitly reaching out to the Stackless folks to get
their feedback. As I believe the switched to a newer compiler and VC
runtime for Windows a while back, I suspect it will make their lives
easier rather than harder, but it's still worth asking for their


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