[Python-Dev] C99

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Jun 4 15:07:07 EDT 2016

I'm talking about 3rd party extensions. Those may require source
compatibility with older Python versions. All I'm asking for is to not
require source-level use of C99 features. Of course requiring a
specific compiler to work with specific CPython versions is fine.

On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
> On 2016-06-04 11:59, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> As long as we don't require extension module authors to use them --
>> they may have their own compatibility requirements.
> On Windows extension modules must be compiled with a specific version of
> MSVC any way. For Python 3.6 VS 2015 or newer is a hard requirement.
> We kept the old compiler directories around for embedders.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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