Compiling new Pythons on old Windows compilers

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Mar 12 23:34:56 EDT 2017

On 03/12/2017 09:26 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 03/12/2017 02:45 PM, eryk sun wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Eric Frederich
>> <eric.frederich at> 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:

Did I read that right that you can link python statically so you can use
the new universal runtime-based python to extend an app with another
runtime (but requiring administrator access somehow?)?

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