Alex Martelli aleax at
Wed Jul 4 06:03:51 CEST 2007

Frank Swarbrick <infocat at> wrote:

> Why might one choose to use ActivePython instead of using the free CPython?

I believe ActivePython is also free, and it's packaged up differently
(with more 3rd party modules accompanying it than the standard Python
distribution), which might make it attractive to some.  Also, I believe
ActivePython is also available as a pre-built binary for some platforms
for which CPython is only distributed as sources (e.g., Solaris), and
again this difference may be seen as favorable by some.


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