visual studio 2010 question

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Sep 20 22:54:59 CEST 2010

David Cournapeau <cournape at> writes:

> 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,

Forgive my ignorance, but AFAIK mingw can be used to build extensions
for standard python distributions. After all, it's C we're talking here,
not C++. So I have difficulties imagining VS2010 is that much of a
problem. So - which problems you expect?


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