How to make py2.5 distutil to use VC2005?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jun 5 22:16:15 CEST 2008

"??" <littlesweetmelon at> wrote in message 
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| When you use distutil to trigger compilation, a special *python script*
| will check whether the default compiler is VS2003. If there is no
| VS2003, this script will pop-up the error for incompatible compilers.
| I really really wonder how to *force* distutil to use my specified 
| eg: (pseudo)
| python build -c VC2005
| or
| python build --compiler=C:\VC8\cc --linker=C:\VC8\ld

(Completely untested suggestions ;-)
Rename VC2005 to VC2003?
Change or add the appropriate registry entry?

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