[Python-Dev] Preventing 1.5 extensions crashing under 1.6/2.0 Python

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 14:18:02 -0700

On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 12:14:44PM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > > Ignoring most that's been said in this thread, would it be possible
> > > for the installer to detect the presence of python15.dll in the system
> > > directory and offer to delete it?
> > 
> > would the average user know when to click "Yes" ?
> Whenever they don't have a 1.5 installation that they are interested
> in preserving.  Hm, the registry probably points to where that would
> live if it existed, so the installer (or a custom program run
> automatically by it) can do more probing if it needs to.

Who says they have a 1.5 installation on their system? Maybe the DLL arrived
through some third-party application that happens to use/embed Python.

Any python*.dll probably should be ignored.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/