Clarifications on compiling for Windows

Mensanator mensanator at
Fri Jan 8 07:51:26 CET 2010

On Jan 8, 12:19 am, peteshinners <p... at> wrote:
> My presentation for Pycon is coming together, but I need to make sure
> my information about compiling Python and Python extensions for
> Windows is correct. I'm really only experienced with this on the Linux
> side of things.
> First of all, is the Windows FAQ fairly up to date? Should people be
> referring to section 6 if they are going to build an application with
> an embedded Python interpreter?
> If I understand correctly, compiled extensions for Python on Windows
> should match the compiler that was used to build the interpreter
> itself? Is there a list somewhere that shows which version of msvc was
> used to compile the recent Python binaries?
> Thank you for feedback. I definitely want to make sure I have this
> correct before telling anybody else?

You aren't going to try it?

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