[Numpy-discussion] Build Numpy Source using Visual Studio 6.0

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Wed Sep 17 06:34:00 CDT 2008

2008/9/17 Richie <Richard_Martineau@xyratex.com>:
> Hello
> I wonder if anyone can advise me or has done similar to the
> following?
> Basically I've downloaded the Python 2.5.2 source code that builds
> with Visual Studio 6.0. I've built Python for windows. This was easy
> (it even came with the pcbuild.dsw workspace file). Great!
> Now comes the troubled bit...I now look for similar source code for
> Python extensions Numpy and Scipy but there appears to be no source
> code for vs6.0 and the source that I can find is not all obvious.
> Looks like these are normally built using gcc

I'd rather say that the files should be compiled by distutils, which
will call the appropriate compiler. So if you compiled the VS6.0
version of Python with VS 6.0, you should be able to just call python
setup.py install.

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