Choosing Older Compiler On Windows

Irmen de Jong irmen.NOSPAM at
Mon Dec 3 01:10:23 CET 2012

On 2-12-2012 22:06, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 12/02/2012 09:34 AM, Ami Tavory wrote:
>>   Hello,
>>   I'm porting a C++ extension module to a Windows machine that has both VC8
>> and VC10 installed. Unfortunately, ` build` tries to build using
>> VC8, which fails (the extension uses C++ standard libraries that VC  didn't
>> used to have). Is there a way to get to use VC10 (preferably
>> externally, without modifying the script)?
> I haven't had to do Windows C++ development for many years, but there
> used to be a vcvars.bat  in each compiler installation, and you run the
> one corresponding to the compiler & libraries you want.

Forcing it to use a different compiler than the one that was used to build Python
itself, may very well lead to a non-working extension module.


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