Upgrading Python Article

Jive someone at microsoft.com
Wed Dec 8 01:59:55 CET 2004

I had to back out of 2.4.  In time I'll upgrade.

It's not really fair to blame windoze for the incompatibility.  It is
possible to make software backward compatible with shared libraries.  But
you need a plan.  The windoze plan is based on  COM in its various guises.
Of course, it's not standard outside of the windoze world.


"Michael Foord" <fuzzyman at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6f402501.0412070359.75037020 at posting.google.com...
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/articles/upgrading_python.html
> I've been looking at whether to upgrade immediately from Python 2.3 to
> Python 2.4 or postpone it. This is my first `major version change`, so
> I've come up against the usual windoze (tm) problem - upgrading python
> breaks all my extension modules.
> I've been looking into the issues, what modules do I use, can I
> compile them myself ? etc... and the result is a brief article on the
> issues round upgrading.
> I thought I would share (awww.... aint that nice).
> Flames welcomed.
> Regards,
> Fuzzy
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html

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