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

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pydev at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 21:08:55 CEST 2015

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 1:48 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 25.06.2015 17:12, Zachary Ware wrote:
>> The old files are moved to PC/VS9.0, and they work as expected as far
>> as I've tested them.
> So it's still possible to build with "just" VS 2008 installed
> or will the VS 2010 (or later) be required for those old
> files as well ?

Only VS 2008 is required for the old files.  Building in PC/VS9.0/
post-backport is exactly the same as building in PCbuild/

> I guess will have the discussion about switching compilers
> for Python 2.7 again at some point. People writing extensions
> will sooner or later want to use features from more recent
> compilers for Python 2.7 as well :-)

I expect the same outcome every time it comes up --- too much breakage
for not enough benefit :)


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