[Python-Dev] C99

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 15:45:35 EDT 2016

We should definitely keep supporting MSVC.

--Guido (mobile)
On Jun 7, 2016 12:39 PM, "Sturla Molden" <sturla.molden at gmail.com> wrote:

> Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it worth to support a compiler that in 2016 doesn't support the C
> > standard released in 1999, 17 years ago?
> MSVC only supports C99 when its needed for C++11 or some MS extension to C.
> Is it worth supporting MSVC? If not, we have Intel C, Clang and Cygwin GCC
> are the viable options we have on Windows (and perhaps Embarcadero, but I
> haven't used C++ builder for a very long time). Even MinGW does not fully
> support C99, because it depends on Microsoft's CRT. If we think MSVC and
> MinGW are worth supporting, we cannot just use C99 indiscriminantly.
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