visual studio 2010 question

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

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Ralf Haring <haring at> 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,



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