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Author lemburg
Recipients BreamoreBoy, christian.heimes, lemburg, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-05-11.17:48:12
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Why are you removing the file when at the same time your are referencing it in the doc string ?

--- a/Lib/distutils/
+++ b/Lib/distutils/
@@ -1,201 +1,120 @@
 Contains MSVCCompiler, an implementation of the abstract CCompiler class
-for the Microsoft Visual Studio.
+for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
+The module is compatible with VS 2015 and later. You can find legacy support
+for older versions in distutils.msvc9compiler and distutils.msvccompiler.

IMO, it would be better and more in line with the b/w aspects of distutils, to move the VS15 support into a new
which is then imported by at the end (much like this was done for

That way we can maintain compatibility with existing code which uses stuff from those legacy modules.
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