HowTo Use Cython on a Windows XP Box?

David Lees debl2NoSpam at
Sat Sep 1 04:06:15 CEST 2007

August 31, 2007

I just downloaded the current Cython release and have no problem running 
the translator on the demo code.  But when I try compiling, I 
get an error complaining that my version of Python (which is the current 
2.5.1 downloaded from was compiled with Visual C++ 2003.  I 
only have Visual C++ 2005 on my machine and am unable to find a download 
of 2003 on the Microsoft site (no big surprise).  I have never built 
Python from source.  Is it necessary or can someone suggest an alternative?


david lees

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