A modest PEP0238 suggestion

David Bolen db3l at fitlinxx.com
Thu Jul 26 02:56:42 CEST 2001


"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> writes:

> [Grant Edwards]
> > The problem is that it's not _us_ (people who write Python programs) who
> > decide what version of Python is running on a system.
> 
> It's slowly dawning on me that some people don't ship Python *with* their
> apps.  What are you, nuts <0.9 wink>?  From PySol to Zope, everyone who
> gives a rip about stability ships the software they develop with.
> 
> I see I have 12 copies of the Microsoft C runtime library on my Win98 box at
> the moment, and for the same reason:  serious Windows app developers are
> careful to isolate themselves from C runtime changes too.

And then of course they get bit when, depending on the OS at hand, it
decides to use an already loaded (but incompatible) copy anyway :-)

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