Activestate python vs. Python 2.1.1

Maan M. Hamze mmhamze at
Wed Aug 22 15:42:29 CEST 2001

PythonWin (activestate Python) includes Tcl/Tk libs.  I do not know about
But it also installs the Python ActiveX Scripting engine which allows Python
to be used in ASP pages as a scripting language.

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at> wrote in message
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> "Volucris" <volucris at> writes:
> > ActivePython is based on Python, so everything in the standard Python
> > (AFAIK) is in ActivePython. But also, including Pythonwin, COM stuff,
> > docs in Windows help format, and other stuff that I can't remember.
> Actually, ActivePython is an extended subset of the standard
> distribution -- it doesn't include IDLE and the Tcl/Tk libraries
> necessary for Tkinter support.  IDLE is a pretty good alternative to
> Pythonwin.
> --Guido van Rossum (home page:

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