visual studio 2010 question

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 08:39:34 CEST 2010


On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Ralf Haring <haring at preypacer.com> wrote:
>
> After running into the error "Setup script exited with error: Unable
> to find vcvarsall.bat" when trying to use easy_install / setuptools a
> little digging showed that the MS compiler files in distutils only
> support up to Studio 2008. Does anyone know if there is a timetable
> for when Studio 2010 will be supported?
>
> I am using python 2.6.5, but web searching seemed to show that 2.7 or
> 3.X didn't support it yet either.

You should use VS 2008 - the lack of distutils support is only the
first of a long list of issues if you want to use another compiler to
build python extensions. Unless you really know what you are doing,
you are better off with VS 2008,

cheers,

David



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