Compiling Extension Modules Under Windows

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Thu Sep 2 16:09:41 CEST 2004

Michael Foord wrote:

>Can someone pelase clarify this for me.
>Will having this compiler allow python distutils to automagically
>compile extension modules without complaining it needs MSVC7 *and*
>without tweaking distutils....  ?? (some hope really !!)
There's some minor tweaking of distutils required.  See the instructions 

it's not the most convenient situation in the world, but it's doable for 
people who are comfortable with a bit of hacking around.

As of yet I've had precisely no-one confirm (or deny, or even mention 
trying and failing, for that matter) that they too have been able to use 
the process to compile a module, but it seems to work fine with the 
modules I've tested.

Have fun,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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