Unfortunately, I’m also not a windows user, but I do know that Microsoft is providing a compiler you can use to make extension modules. I also believe that it is how Canopy is expecting to compile things moving forward (if you’re using Canopy 1.5.3 or above):
In that article, they have this caveat:
> The MinGW stack is another solution that is very often used on Windows. On 32-bit, it tends to work pretty nicely for some trivial cases, but has the very same drawbacks as using a different version of Visual Studio, mentioned above. On 64-bit, MinGW is not entirely stable yet.
So I probably wouldn’t try to us MinGW unless the compiler for Python on Windows (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44266) doesn’t work.