Which compiler will Python 2.5 / Windows (Intel) be built with?

Scott David Daniels scott.daniels at acm.org
Sat Jun 17 20:17:13 CEST 2006


Roel Schroeven wrote:
> Isn't Python for other platforms built with GCC? Seems to me that if it 
> GCC is good enough for other platforms, it's good enough for Windows.

You clearly misunderstand the interface to the Windows OS & GUI system.
Microsoft provides that interface through its language systems, and has
used that edge to knock off other compilers (such as WatCom) by
providing header files that are not standard C compatible.

--Scott David Daniels
scott.daniels at acm.org



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