problem building python 3.5 extensions for windows

Robin Becker robin at
Mon Sep 21 16:00:54 CEST 2015

> The most reported problem trying to build anything on Windows that is Python
> related.
> I'd be inclined to go for the reinstall, painful as that might be.  I've tried
> finding the batch file as a separate download but there's just too many hits
> about "download Visual Studio".
I think that's where I'm headed.

Sadly this has been the worst python upgrade for a long time in windows land. I 
would gladly forgo all the bells and whistles for a simple install of the C 
compiler, but I'm never certain that I'll be able to do cross-compiles etc etc 
etc  :(
Robin Becker

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