Building Python 2.4 extensions with the Microsoft Toolkit Compiler

Paul Moore pf_moore at
Thu Jul 29 22:17:13 CEST 2004

"Mike C. Fletcher" <mcfletch at> writes:

> I've put together a page describing how to build Python 2.4 extensions
> with the free (as in beer, not libre) Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit
> compiler.  So far I've been able to build Numpy 23.1, PyOpenGL
>, OpenGLContext 2.0.0b2 and mxTextTools-nr against Python
> 2.4a1, and they seem to be working fine.  I'm very interested in other
> developers who want to try building with this combination giving
> feedback on what needs to be done to make the instructions clearer
> and/or more comprehensive.

Have you put the distutils patch described here onto Sourceforge?

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