Author Jeffrey.Armstrong
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> ...the fact that this issue has been open for almost 2 years is quite ridiculous.

I thought that I'd add a little statistic for everyone that might put this bug into perspective.  Since this bug was opened, the MinGW installer has been downloaded about 32,000,000 (32 million) times per sf.net:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/Installer/stats/timeline?dates=2011-07-26+to+2013-06-23

If we take a naive approach, that's 32 million compiler installations that can't build Python extensions without manually modifying distutils first.  

That statistic doesn't include the multitude of people installing other builds of GCC for Windows (including MinGW-W64, a whole other unsupported version of GCC, but that's a different bug).
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