[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports

Jim Fulton jim@digicool.com
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 14:13:13 +0000

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> Tim Peters wrote:
> > As a matter of personal experience, it gets much stabler!  The older DLLs
> > get replaced by less-buggy newer ones, thanks to version numbers, rules, and
> > installers that finally play by the rules.  The mean time between crashes
> > when I installed Win95 a few years ago was about an hour; now it's at least
> > days and possibly weeks (don't know -- never leave the puter on that long).
> > When a version upgrade fails, it's not a mystery, it's a bug <0.9 wink>.
> My experience is that intra-DLL references simply don't match anymore
> and cause the system to become instable. Also, some weird installers
> don't care about the version numbers and install older versions at
> their will. The outcome is a complete version mess.

This has been my experince too.  I cringe anytime I see some
installer stuff DLLs in my system areas.


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