C compiler for embedding Python in Windows?

Andrew MacIntyre andymac at bullseye.apana.org.au
Sat Feb 15 09:42:03 CET 2003

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Mike Meyer wrote:

> I recall something about the latest offering from MS not being
> suitable for embedding Python. Is that true or false? If it's true,
> could someone tell me what C compiler I should purchase to embed
> Python 2.2?

The PythonLabs build (& I think the ActiveState build) is built with
MSVC 6.  I understand that MSVC 7 has an incompatible C runtime, which is
the source of the problem (particularly in relation to file handles).

If you choose to build the Python installation you will be using, MSVC 7
is Ok (there were several issues which I think have been resolved).

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