what windows compiler for python 3.5?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 13:23:34 CEST 2015

On 24/07/2015 11:53, Robin Becker wrote:
> On 24/07/2015 11:38, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com>
>> wrote:
> .......
>>> 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
>> source.
> .......
> yes I build extensions for reportlab. Unfortunately, despite our MSDN
> subscription to the Visual Studio stuff we have no access to the Visual
> Studio Version 2015. Last one in my downloads is currently 2013. Pity.

I'm successfully building with Visual Studio Version 2015 Community 
Edition RC.  It's a good job that modern drives have so much space as it 
takes up *EIGHT GIG* of space, so the download and install takes quite a 
time.  I'm aware that Steve Dower is trying to get a much smaller 
install made available for those who just want to build from the command 

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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