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Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 20:40:28 CEST 2010


On 4/21/10 7:59 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message<mailman.1949.1271443668.23598.python-list at python.org>, "Martin
> v. Löwis" wrote:
>
>> Brian Blais wrote:
>>
>>> On Apr 12, 2010, at 16:36 , Martin v. Loewis is wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you are planning to build Python extension modules in the next five
>>>> years, I recommend that you obtain a copy of VS Express
>>>
>>> Am I missing something here?  I have heard this before, but I have built
>>> extension modules many times under windows (using Cython) and never once
>>> used a MS product.
>>
>> It's fine if your package supports being compiled with Mingw32. A lot of
>> source code can't be compiled this way, either because gcc doesn't
>> support some of the MS extensions (in particular wrt. COM) ...
>
> But then such code will not be portable to anything but Windows.

Most of such code is for Windows-specific services anyways.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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