Please Recommend a C compiler for use with Python.

Tim Peters at
Mon Jan 27 20:05:13 CET 2003

[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.

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