question on msvcrt.dll versioning

rogerdpack rogerdpack at
Thu Mar 12 16:36:20 CET 2009

It appears from sites like
at the bottom that at least this developer made an effort to link
against the same version of msvcrt.dll that the python exe was
compiled with [ex: vc2008 -> msvcr90.dll].  Is this pain necessary?
Are there known drawbacks to not doing this anyone can think of? [just
trying to plan releases for windows ruby shtuffs with similar

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