[Python-Dev] Windows installer and .pyc files mtime

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Sat Aug 30 23:29:35 EDT 2003

[Thomas Heller]
> Temporary download url:
> http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/python-2.3.1-beta1.exe
> This is built from CVS 23maint branch, some hours ago.  The uncommited
> changes I made are here, together with additional comments:
> http://www.python.org/sf/796919
> Only slightly tested so far.

Slightly more now, on Win98SE.  Cool!  I thought something was wrong because
the install on Win98SE went faster than I was used to.  Turns out that's
just because we're installing 1,200+ fewer files than we used to (thanks to
shipping all the HTML docs in a single .chm file).

Everything I tried worked fine.  I think the *default* should be not to
compile .pyc files.  Regardless of the default, popping up a DOS box during
compilation doesn't bother me at all.

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