msvcr90.dll is MIA?

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe+thunder at
Thu Apr 15 20:51:28 EDT 2010

> But what's so special about msvcr and visual studio compiler? Python
> compiles fine with gcc under unixes, so is it a problem to compile
> python interpreter with mingw and get rid of the proprietary runtime
> dependecies?

   MinGW uses an older version of Microsoft's runtime MSVCRT.DLL. While
MSVCRT.DLL is present in all commonly used versions of Windows, the
particular version varies and, unless you have licensed an older version
of Visual C++, you probably do not have the right to redistribute it.


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