Building Python extensions with Visual Studio 2008 Express

More great news on the Python trunk. Thanks to the indefatigable Christian Heimes, you can now use Microsoft’s VS 2008 Express to build extensions. I built the standard Pyrex primes demo without a problem. This is A Good Thing for two reasons (at least). One: it gives us Windows types a chance who don’t have the resources or even the inclination to invest in the Visual Experience. Two: it demonstrates a vitality in the Windows side of the Python core development, even as IronPython itself gains ground in its own marketplace. (Was that a mixed metaphor? I’m not sure)