How to build extensions on Windows?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Sep 14 05:57:22 CEST 2006

Fuzzyman schrieb:
> 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...

You may or may not know that it is futile arguing about compiler
switching for released versions of Python, i.e. 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5.
Whether or not it might be a good idea: it can't be done, for
compatibility with prior releases.


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