[Python-Dev] [RELEASED] Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Apr 12 08:45:50 CEST 2012

On 12.04.2012 06:47, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 4/11/2012 3:37 PM, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>  Downloads are at
>>       http://python.org/download/releases/2.6.8/
>>       http://python.org/download/releases/2.7.3/
> This page lists 'program databases' after the normal msi installers for
> Windows. I am puzzled and curious as to what those are, and I suspect
> other naive users will be too.
>>       http://python.org/download/releases/3.1.5/
>>       http://python.org/download/releases/3.2.3/
> No such thing here.

Here they are called "Visual Studio debug information files".  I agree
that "program database", while it is the official name of the file and
the literal meaning of the file extension ".pdb", is not a very good


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