[Numpy-discussion] Download Microsoft C/C++ compiler for use with Python 2.6/2.7 ASAP

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
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Microsoft has withdrawn VS2008 in favor of VS2010.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.

Sturla Molden

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