Please Recommend a C compiler for use with Python.

Two Inches missedby2inches at
Tue Jan 28 00:36:42 CET 2003

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Irmen de Jong]
>>Just for my information, does Python compile with VC++ 7
>>(the C++ compiler from VStudio .NET) ?
> More than one person reported success, but I believe with the Python 2.3
> sources (not yet released).  However, there "are problems" if a Python
> compiled with VC7 tries to use an extension module compiled with VC6.
> Apparently the VC6 and VC7 C runtime libraries were cleverly designed to die
> in horrible ways if they ever bump into each other.

I've been extending and embedding Python with VC7 without any problems 
(so far :-) even for ActiveState Python 2.2.2 (which seems to be VC6 

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