[Python-Dev] Re: Re: buildin vs. shared modules

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Oct 23 01:25:25 EDT 2003

"Thomas Heller" <theller at python.net> wrote in message
news:65ihlodo.fsf at python.net...
> The whole delayload/__try/__except stuff may be unneeded in 2.4,
> it will most probably be compiled with MSVC7.1, installed via an msi
> installer, and all systems where the msi actually could be installed
> would already have a winsock (or winsock2) dll.  At least that is my
> impression on what I hear about systems older than (or including?)
> win98SE these days.

There are a *lot* of Win98 systems that are not officially 'SE',
although a lot of SE stuff has been added thru Windows Update.  They
are both newer and more numerous, I believe, than some of the other
OSes supported.  I would hate for Python to cease working on them.  (I
have one, and my wife three or four.)  So I would hope that a C7.1
build is tested on such before an irrevocable commitment is made.

Terry J. Reedy

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