Compiling Python 2.4 extensions with free VC++ Toolkit
"mailingmeCOLUMBUS\" at deimerich.com minus pioneer
Fri Dec 10 19:22:53 CET 2004
I've been wondering if there's anything on the drawing board about
patching distutils/msvccompiler.py so that it can compile Python
extensions using the free Visual C++ toolkit instead of the entire
Visual C++ development environment.
I know it's possible, because I was able to compile and install PyCrypto
2.0 for Python 2.4 today. I did this by commenting out the part of
msvccompiler that checks for VS library paths and manually adding them
to my LIB environment variable.
I looked through the CVS and couldn't find anything about this, although
msvccompiler.py has been patched to give a better error message about
requiring the .NET framework if you have don't have it installed.
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