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Title: Inconsistency in minimal supported version of Microsoft Visual Studio
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Build, Documentation Versions: Python 3.11, Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: arhadthedev, docs@python, steve.dower
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Created on 2021-11-23 09:01 by arhadthedev, last changed 2021-11-23 09:01 by arhadthedev.

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msg406826 - (view) Author: Oleg Iarygin (arhadthedev) * Date: 2021-11-23 09:01
According to PCbuild/readme.txt:

> Using this directory requires an installation of
> Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (MSVC 14.1) of any edition.

However, Doc/using/windows.rst states that Visual Studio 2017 is not required and 2015 may be used instead:

> The source tree contains a build solution and project files for Microsoft
> Visual Studio 2015, which is the compiler used to build the official Python
> releases.

VS 2017 mention was introduced in GH-3418. So either PCbuild readme needs to relax its requirements back or windows.rst needs to be updated.
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