lxml 3.3.0 cannot be built on Windows with Visual Studio 2008
The official python.org build of Python 2.7 is compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Therefore it would seem that for best compatibility all C extension modules should be compiled with the same Visual Studio version.
Unfortunately lxml 3.3.0 uses <stdint.h>, which is part of the C99 standard and not supported by VS 2008.
This breaks automated winbot.zope.org builds, which would otherwise build Windows installers and eggs and upload them to PyPI for the convenience of all Windows lxml users :(
The relevant bit is:
|Changed in lxml:|
|assignee:||nobody → scoder (scoder)|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||New → Fix Committed|