How to build extensions on Windows?

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at
Thu Sep 14 02:06:00 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Kevin D. Smith schrieb:
> > Then there is Mike Fletcher's web page
> > ( that describes in
> > detail how to build extensions, but most of the links to external
> > software are no longer valid.  I think it's safe to say that I am
> > completely lost, as there appears to be no authoritative, up-to-date
> > description on how to make this work.
> If all else fails, buy a copy of Visual Studio 2003. They are available
> fairly cheap at Ebay.

For some value of 'cheap'. They seem to go for about £100 on ebay in
the UK. :-(

More interestingly, someone reported on Python-dev recently a speed
improvement of around 30% (from memory) by compiling with VC 8. I know
the grumble (almost certainly correctly) about Microsoft's 'odd'
interpretation of the C standards in VC 8, but it looks like there are
major benefits to switching...


> Regards,
> Martin

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