PyCrypto builds neither with MSVC nor MinGW

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Feb 6 02:39:32 EST 2012

On 2/6/2012 1:53 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Terry Reedy<tjreedy at>  wrote:
>> On 2/5/2012 6:23 PM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>>> On Mon, 6 Feb 2012 03:42:08 +1100, Alec Taylor<alec.taylor6 at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> A 4 year old compiler?
>>>> I also have MSVC11 installed. Can the python project add support for
>>>> that so that we aren't waiting 5 years between compiler support?
>> 3.3 will almost certainly be built with VS2010.
> I suppose there's no chance of moving to a free compiler?

VC express is free-as-in-beer. The whole V. Studio is free to core 
developers. MS may not *like* open-source software, but they have 
decided they would like it even less if everyone compiled it with non-MS 

> Windows work, I've generally used the Open Watcom compiler; that's not
> to say it's the best, but it does the job, and it's free software.

Would it build CPython, including the +- dependent libraries like 
tcl/tk? How would the speed compare?

> But no, I'm not offering. Way way too many jobs that I already have
> queued, sorry!

I guess the answer will have to wait ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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