Building C extensions

casevh at casevh at
Mon Nov 6 14:34:16 CET 2006

Paolo Pantaleo wrote:
> Well I'm just courious: if I want to buid a C extension, I shoul use
> the same compiler that has been used to build python (right?). Since
> python has been built using Visual C, how can I build an extension if
> I don't have Visual Studio?
> PAolo

Use mingw32. It should work fine for most extensions.

For example, see
and the followup messages.


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