Compiling new Pythons on old Windows compilers

eryk sun eryksun at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 16:45:34 EDT 2017


On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Eric Frederich
<eric.frederich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any idea why compatibility was dropped recently?  There used to be a PC
> directory with different VS directories in the source tree, now it isn't
> there any more.

CPython 3.5+ uses the Universal CRT on Windows, which is a system
component in Vista and later (a recommended update for Windows
versions prior to 10). See this blog post:

http://stevedower.id.au/blog/building-for-python-3-5


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