[Solved] Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 3.4

I know that there is a “Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 2.7” but is there, currently or planned, a Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 3.4 or eve Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler for Python 3.x for that matter? It would be supremely beneficial if I didn’t have to install a different version of visual studio on my entire lab.

Solution #1:

Unfortunately to be able to use the extension modules provided by others you’ll be forced to use the official compiler to compile Python. These are:

Alternatively, you can use MinGw to compile extensions in a way that won’t depend on others.

See: or

This allows you to have one compiler to build your extensions for both versions of Python, Python 2.x and Python 3.x.

Respondent: Vivian De Smedt

Solution #2:

For the different python versions:

Visual C++ |CPython
14.0       |3.5
10.0       |3.3, 3.4
9.0        |2.6, 2.7, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2

Source: Windows Compilers for py

Also refer: this answer

Respondent: Ani Menon

Solution #3:

Visual Studio Community 2015 suffices to build extensions for Python 3.5. It’s free but a 6 GB download (overkill). On my computer it installed vcvarsall at C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0VCvcvarsall.bat

For Python 3.4 you’d need Visual Studio 2010. I don’t think there’s any free edition. See

Respondent: Colonel Panic

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