[Python-Dev] C99

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jun 7 11:18:39 EDT 2016

I'll ask my colleague what his compiler setup was.

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:24 AM, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> 2016-06-04 19:47 GMT+02:00 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
> > Funny. Just two weeks ago I was helping someone who discovered a
> > compiler that doesn't support the new relaxed variable declaration
> > rules. I think it was on Windows. Maybe this move is a little too
> > aggressively deprecating older Windows compilers?
> I understood that Python only has a tiny list of officially supported
> compilers. For example, MinGW is somehow explicitly not supported and
> I see this as a deliberate choice.
> I'm quite sure that all supported compilers support C99.
> Is it worth to support a compiler that in 2016 doesn't support the C
> standard released in 1999, 17 years ago?
> Victor

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