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Title: Bundle C++ compiler with Python on Windows
Type: Stage:
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: not a bug
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: Ben.Lucato, loewis
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2014-07-06 06:04 by Ben.Lucato, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg222395 - (view) Author: Ben Lucato (Ben.Lucato) Date: 2014-07-06 06:04
I am wondering if it is at all on the roadmap to bundle a C compiler with Python on Windows, given that installing libraries with C extensions is very confusing on Windows.

For example, to install NumPy on Windows you end up either having to download the right version of Visual Studio or install it from the list of precompiled libraries at The problem is, either of those solutions feel quite bloated and aren't easily apparent when searching for fixes online.

BTW, since this is my first issue I looked around for a guide on how to submit issues but I couldn't find one - so I hope I'm raising it right.
msg222439 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-07-07 07:10
No, it's not on the roadmap. The recommended compiler is Microsoft Visual C, which we are not legally allowed to redistribute.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:05adminsetgithub: 66125
2014-07-07 07:10:31loewissetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + loewis
messages: + msg222439

resolution: not a bug
2014-07-06 06:04:03Ben.Lucatocreate