what windows compiler for python 3.5?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 12:38:29 CEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:
> On 24/07/2015 11:20, Robin Becker wrote:
>> I read this
>> https://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/3.5.html which incidentally marks the
>> release as 3.6.0a0 :)
>> but failed to find any details regarding which windows compiler is
>> required.
> more searching I find this on the 3.5 b1 download page
> "Windows users: The Windows binaries were built with Microsoft Visual Studio
> 2015, which is not yet officially released. (It's currently offered in
> "Preview" mode, which is akin to a "beta".) It is our intention to ship
> Python 3.5 using VS2015, although right now VS2015's final release date is
> unclear."

That would be correct, if you're seeking to match the python.org
builds (eg if you're building an extension module). I've no idea what
the compiler requirements are if you simply want to build CPython from


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