Beginning question #compilersetup, #windows7, #vs2010

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Sun Sep 27 17:00:14 CEST 2015

On 26/09/2015 22:40, Jeff VanderDoes wrote:
> All,
> I'm fairly new to Python and was excited to start playing with it until
> I ran into need to compile some extensions under windows 7 64 bit.  I've
> done some searching but after more hours than I care to count being
> unsuccessful setting up MS visual studio (2015, 2012, and 2010) with
> service packs and SDKs I can tell I'm spinning my wheels and going
> nowhere fast.
> After trying to search through archives and the net I get some things
> that are really old or are unique to their situation but just not what I
> would expect for such a widely used language.
> Are there any instructions/pointers that someone could point me to to be
> able to set up visual studio for use with python.  I figure I'd just
> start with 3.5 but have tried under 3.4 and even went back to 2.7 with
> no luck.  I see I'm not the only one with frustration with the error
> about not find vcvarsall.bat and the like.
> Thanks for your help!
> Jeff

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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