progress: compiling python2.5 under msys (specifically but not exclusively under wine) with msvcr80

Ross Ridge rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Sun Jan 25 17:45:08 CET 2009


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
>this is a progress report on compiling python using entirely free
>software tools, no proprietary compilers or operating systems
>involved, yet still linking and successfully running with msvcr80
>assemblies.

MSVCR80.DLL is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library, and isn't
"free software" in the FSF sense.  It's free as in beer, but then so is
the Microsoft compiler.

				Ross Ridge

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