[Numpy-discussion] Download Microsoft C/C++ compiler for use with Python 2.6/2.7 ASAP
Tue Jul 6 10:37:14 CDT 2010
Microsoft has withdrawn VS2008 in favor of VS2010. The express version
is also unavailable for download.
We can still get a VC++ 2008 compiler required to build extensions for
the official Python 2.6 and 2.7 binary installers here (Windows 7 SDK
for .NET 3.5 SP1):
Download today, before it goes away!
It is possible to build C and Fortran extensions for Python 2.6/2.7 on
x86 using mingw. Microsoft's compiler is required for C++ or amd64
though. (Intel's C/C++ compiler requires VS2008, which has now perished.)
Microsoft has now published a download for Windows 7 SDK for .NET 4. It
has the VC++ 2010 compiler. It can be a matter of days before the VC++
2008 compiler is totally unavailable.
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