Building Python 2.4 extensions with the Microsoft Toolkit Compiler

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Thu Jul 29 23:05:44 CEST 2004

Paul Moore wrote:

>Have you put the distutils patch described here onto Sourceforge?
Not yet.

AFAIK no-one else has had success with the approach, which would seem to 
make including the support code in the standard library a little 
premature.  More, the current patch hard-codes a GUID that may change 
(that is, different versions of the .NET Framework SDK may use different 
GUIDs), which suggests that it's not the correct way to address the 
problem of finding the SDK's installation directory.

Both of those (confirmation and discussion of that little hack) should 
be discussed before integrating the code IMO.


  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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