Python binaries with VC++ 8.0?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 05:17:50 CET 2009


On Feb 9, 11:34 pm, Tim Roberts <t... at probo.com> wrote:
> Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >I'm pretty sure 2.6.1 is compiled with 8.0.  However, I think the
> >Visual C++ 8.0 uses msvcrt90.dll.
>
> No, the two digits of the DLL match the version number of C++.  The
> confusion arises because the product is called "Visual Studio 2008", but it
> includes Visual C++ 9.0, and hence msvcrt90.dll.  People say "VC8" when
> they really mean Visual Studio 2008.
>
>   Visual Studio 98    -  VC++ 6.0
>   Visual Studio 2002  -  VC++ 7.0
>   Visual Studio 2003  -  VC++ 7.1
>   Visual Studio 2005  -  VC++ 8.0
>   Visual Studio 2008  -  VC++ 9.0

Ah, that explains a lot.


Carl Banks



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