Missing _sre.pyd in 2.4a2 Windows installer?

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Thu Aug 26 22:40:00 CEST 2004

Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> writes:

> [John J. Lee]
> > The subject line says it, really: I installed 2.4a2 using the MSI
> > installer on python.org, and I appear to be missing this file:
> > 
> > C:\Python24\DLLs\_sre.pyd
> That file doesn't exist in 2.4; the code it used to contain has been
> folded into the core python24.dll (so _sre is builtin now, instead of
> an extension module).
> > As a result, Python picks up the _sre.pyd from my 2.3 installation,
> That shouldn't be possible, since _sre is a builtin now.

Aha.  In a puff of logic, the error has now vanished.  Mysterious...



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