Newbie Alert! Upgrading Python?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Jul 10 16:16:26 CEST 2005


Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * El (2005-07-10 11:56 +0100)
>>Python 1.5.1 (final) and Python Win32 Extensions are installed on my 4 year 
> 
> If you don't use it: uninstall Python. If something else uses it: keep
> it as it is as your app might break with the new Python - even though
> 2.4 is backwards compatible.

Python 2.4 is most definitely not 100% backwards compatible with Python 
1.5.1, so "don't upgrade!" is correct advice if Python is in use by some 
application that expects it to be 1.5.1...

-Peter



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