[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Massimo Di Pierro massimo.dipierro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 22:41:22 CET 2012

First of all all the Python developers are doing an amazing job, and  
none of the comments should be taken as a critique but only as a  

On Feb 9, 2012, at 3:34 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> In the meantime, if the python.org packages for Windows aren't up to
> scratch (and they aren't in many ways), *use the commercially backed
> ones* (or one of the other sumo distributions that are out there).
> Don't tell your students to grab the raw installers directly from
> python.org, redirect them to the free rebuilds from ActiveState or
> Enthought, or go all out and get them to install something like
> Python(X, Y).

This is what I do now. I tell my students if they have trouble to  
Enthought. Yet there are issues with license and 32 (free) vs 64 bits  
(not free). Long term I do not think this what we should encourage.

> Cheers,
> Nick.
> -- 
> Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia
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