Using two pythons in an application

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com`
Mon Aug 4 00:36:40 CEST 2008


Allen wrote:
> I'm in the process of developing an application that will use Python for 
> a scripting support.  In light of the upcoming changes to Python, I was 
> wondering if it is possible to link to and use two different versions of 
>  Python so that in the future, scripts could be migrated to the new 
> version, and older scripts would still work as well.  If so are there 
> any code examples of this.
> 
> Brian Vanderburg II

Unlike languages you pay for, Python has on real motivation to "obsolete" old 
versions of Python (e.g. to force you to pay of an upgrade).  You can still get 
version 1.5.2 of Python and it is MANY years old and most could consider quite 
obsolete.  I just would not worry about it and stick with 2.5/2.6 for 
development and begin looking at Python 3.0 so I can learn what's new and exciting.

-Larry



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