On 18Jun2019 0309, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
why is not 64-bit installer the default download link for Windows?
Because there are still 32-bit operating systems out there, and the 32-bit version of Python will work just fine on both 32 and 64-bit Windows (and will use less memory than the 64-bit version).
The version we publish to the Microsoft Store is only available in 64-bit, as it has a much higher minimum OS version requirement and the proportion of 32-bit installs drops off dramatically. (That download link was removed from the website while the PSF figures out whether they are allowed to link to it.)
Why don't we check the architecture using js and provide the appropriate version?
I'm sure the team working on https://github.com/python/pythondotorg would love to have more contributors :)
From my point of view, I want the link to be the same on any machine, so I'm quite happy with it being static.