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How to build windows extensions for python 3.5

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I understand there have been changes to the way that extensions are supposed to be built for windows. Is there any user documentation regarding these changes?

Last time I looked the appropriate Visual Studio hadn't been release so I guess I will need to use my MSDN skills (or incantations) to first get that installed.

posted Sep 14, 2015 by Satish Mishra

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Visual Studio 2015 has been released for about 7 weeks now. Community Edition (the free one) should be plenty to compile Python extensions in either 32 or 64 bit. In general, if you build your extensions using distutils, it should still 'just work', but some truly exotic situations may be different (or broken, in which case please file bugs!). Unfortunately I don't have any kind of documentation quick to hand for this.

answer Sep 14, 2015 by Arjuna
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 ^
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How do I get this to work?

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