[Twisted-Python] [RFC] Introducing six as a dependency

Kevin Horn kevin.horn at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 15:09:58 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM, <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> On 10:32 am, tobias.oberstein at tavendo.de wrote:
> >>>Even having full access to MSDN, it can be incredibly obscure to
> >>>discover which Python version goes with which Visual Studio product.
> >>>(Someone, please prove me wrong and indicate that there's a web page
> >>>that shows what the official python.org >> builds use and you don't
> >>>have to go trawling through python-dev archives to figure it out...)
> >
> >It is obscure. And I don't have a link, but the official Python on
> >Windows builds are done using Microsoft Visual C++ 2008.
> >
> >- VS 2010 will NOT work
> >- the free VS 2008 Express works (for 32-bit builds .. it does not
> >include a 64-bit compiler)
> >
> >To build Twisted working with official binary Python builds, the exact
> >same compiler is needed: VS2008.
> The question isn't "What compiler is needed to build Twisted?"  People
> on this list probably know that already (I certainly do, since I set up
> several of Twisted's Windows buildslaves).  The question is "How could a
> user ever hope to find out what compiler is needed to build Twisted?"
> As long as the Python documentation fails to answer this question better
> than it does now (and VS2008 is not the correct answer: the correct
> answer _depends on the Python version_), Windows users will not have an
> easy time of it.
For the benefit of those who may come across this thread in the future,
I've been using MinGW to build Twisted (on WinXP and Win7) for several
years, with no problems at all.

Kevin Horn
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