Multiple Versions of Python on Windows XP

Glenn Linderman v+python at
Tue Dec 2 09:56:13 CET 2008

On approximately 12/1/2008 11:29 PM, came the following characters from 
the keyboard of Martin v. Löwis:
>> It would be nice if the ftypes were version specific as created by the
>> installer; IIRC, I created the above three from the ftype Python.File as
>> I installed each version.
> That's a good idea; please submit a wish list item to
> There may be issues (such as people relying on this being Python.File),
> but I can't see any problems off-hand.
> Regards,
> Martin

OK, Issue 4485 created.  My first one, so let me know if I goofed.  I 
elaborated a bit from the original email, upon reflection.  Seemed 
useful, but also seemed complex by the time I got done.

I don't really have a clue what the uninstaller should do with these; 
nor have I fiddled to know if it presently removes Python.File.  I 
suppose it should delete them, if and only if the ftype and assoc have 
the same content as was created by the corresponding version installation.

Glenn --
A protocol is complete when there is nothing left to remove.
-- Stuart Cheshire, Apple Computer, regarding Zero Configuration Networking

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