which windows python to use?

Ten runlevelten at gmail.com
Thu May 11 20:03:24 CEST 2006


On Thursday 11 May 2006 13:38, Brian Blais wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Are there any recommendations for which Windows python version to use?  I'd
> like to see a pros-and-cons description of each, given that different uses
> might dictate different versions.  The versions I know (and there are
> surely more) are:
>
> 1) download from www.python.org
> 2) enthought
> 3) activepython
>
> Are there advantages/disadvantages?  I have used enthought before, but it
> seems as if they are not at 2.4, and may lag behind in versions (which may
> not be a bad thing).
>
> Any other recommendations?
>

As mentioned elsewhere, it depends what your criteria are.

Will it be deployed to end users? Your servers? Is python itself being bundled 
with the program? Is the target a cross-platform or single-platform app? 
Etc.?

If you want "general" advice, here it is: I'd stick with python python and 
install what extras you need yourself.

I've always used the python from python.org and added stuff I need, and I have 
to be honest, I haven't come across a single comparative disadvantage of 
doing so yet.

Besides, I think installing modules yourself and knowing what's *extra* for an 
average python-enabled machine is a Good Thing.

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