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Author loewis
Recipients MrWerewolf, eric.araujo, giampaolo.rodola, ipatrol, loewis, mark.dickinson, r.david.murray, skrah, srid, tarek, thorsten.behrens
Date 2010-12-23.13:43:28
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IIUC, the issue is that people installing a 64-bit Python, and VS Express, and then wonder why they can't build extension modules. I'm not so sure that there is a bug in Python here - this setup is not supported (and that's really Microsoft's fault). Now, automatically finding the SDK would be a new feature, IMO: if you want to use SDK tools, you are supposed to set DISTUTILS_USE_SDK, after opening the respective build environment. IIUC, installing VS express would not have been necessary in this setup at all - just install the SDK.

Alternatively, people can install Visual Studio proper, or use a 32-bit Python.
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2010-12-23 13:43:32loewissetrecipients: + loewis, mark.dickinson, giampaolo.rodola, tarek, eric.araujo, r.david.murray, srid, skrah, ipatrol, MrWerewolf, thorsten.behrens
2010-12-23 13:43:31loewissetmessageid: <>
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