Compiling Python (modules) on 64bit Windows - which compiler suite?

Ralph Heinkel ralph.heinkel at
Thu Mar 22 19:34:58 CET 2012

> See "Compiling 64-bit extension modules on Windows" at <>. It applies to non-Cython extensions as well.
> MinGW-w64 also works, but you'll have to generate and use libpythonXX.a and libmsvcr90.a link libraries.
> Christoph

Thanks to everyone who has replied to my question.
Especially for the link/hint to use the .NET SDK which indeed seems to provide the right tools for 64bit compilation.
I'm going to try this and report back here.



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