Help configuring visual studio to compile python extensions

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Jan 9 16:23:33 CET 2015

On 09/01/2015 14:58, stephen.boulet at wrote:
> I've installed Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0. Here are the steps I've been taking.
> My python version is Python 3.4.2 (v3.4.2:ab2c023a9432, Oct  6 2014, 22:16:31) [MSC v.1600 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32.
> (Sorry for the long output.)
>> cd "c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0"\vc
>> vcvarsall.bat
> c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC>pip install scandir
> Collecting scandir
>    Using cached scandir-0.9.tar.gz


I'll admit to being a little annoyed that scandir says it supports 
Python 3 but only provides a 2.7 exe on pypi.

Worse even my normal backup failed me

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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