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Compiler for external modules for python

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Hello:
I have interesting external modules that I want to incorporate to
python 2.4.3 and python 2.5b2 also. Some of them requires C/C++
compiler. I work with Win XP Sp2 and have installed VC2005 express (I
do not know if the compiler is the one with optimizing
characterisitics), when trying to install some module using "distutils"
program, it asks for C/C++ VC7 that is part of VS2003, it seems
distutils is not configured for VC8 that is part of VC2005.
Under this circumstances I tried to find the VC7 compiler from
microsoft sites, however it deflect to the new version of VS2005, so I
"lost the cord and the goat" .
I do not know what to do. Does anybody has some guidelines about this
matter?
Thanks!!!

Jul 22 '06 #1
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pr*************@hotmail.com wrote:
Under this circumstances I tried to find the VC7 compiler from
microsoft sites, however it deflect to the new version of VS2005, so I
"lost the cord and the goat" .
I do not know what to do. Does anybody has some guidelines about this
matter?
You need to use VS 2003 to build Python extensions; VS 2005 does not
work. As Microsoft has stopped shipping VS 2003, you could try to get
a copy on ebay.

Alternatively, you can use GNU MingW to build Python extensions.

Regards,
Martin
Jul 23 '06 #2

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VS2003 : http://vecchio56.free.fr/VCToolkitSetup.exe

Hello:
I have interesting external modules that I want to incorporate to
python 2.4.3 and python 2.5b2 also. Some of them requires C/C++
compiler. I work with Win XP Sp2 and have installed VC2005 express (I
do not know if the compiler is the one with optimizing
characterisitics), when trying to install some module using "distutils"
program, it asks for C/C++ VC7 that is part of VS2003, it seems
distutils is not configured for VC8 that is part of VC2005.
Under this circumstances I tried to find the VC7 compiler from
microsoft sites, however it deflect to the new version of VS2005, so I
"lost the cord and the goat" .
I do not know what to do. Does anybody has some guidelines about this
matter?
Thanks!!!

Jul 24 '06 #3

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