Python and VS.Net

Duncan Booth duncan at
Wed Jul 23 10:16:41 CEST 2003

"Tim Peters" <tim_one at> wrote in
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> [Ravi]
>> Has anyone tried building Python with VC++.NET? Does it work or fail
>> horribly like I think it will.
> Yes, several people have built it that way, and it works fine. 
>> My boss seems to think it is good to have programs that are in
>> managed code because it is more 'portable'.  Not that there's another
>> complete .NET runtime besides Microsoft's but he does not understand
>> that. 

Note that Python build using VC++.Net won't be managed code. Its just a 
plain old unmanaged application built with the more recent compiler. Python 
build for the managed code environment would be a whole different kettle of 

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