Activestate python vs. Python 2.1.1

Guido van Rossum guido at
Thu Aug 23 06:07:38 CEST 2001

Simon Brunning <SBrunning at> writes:

> > From:	Guido van Rossum [SMTP:guido at]
> > 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.
> I believe that ActivePython *does* include IDLE and Tkinter these days,
> though older releases didn't.

I stand corrected.  Originally, they were excluded, and when I
complained about this, ActiveState wasn't very interested.  Glad to
see they've changed their mind.

--Guido van Rossum (home page:

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