Using Python To Launch Python

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at
Mon Jul 14 23:32:14 CEST 2008

On Jul 14, 4:01 pm, aha <aquil.abdul... at> wrote:
> Hello All,
>   I have a situation where I can count on a Python installation being
> available on a system, but I can't count on it being a version of
> Python needed by my application.  Since my application has it's own
> version of Python installed with it how should I use the system Python
> to launch the version of Python that launches my Application.  Yes,
> this is a convoluted process, but not all Pythons are built the
> same :)
> Right now I am leaning towards using exec to start a new process, but
> I thought I would check to see if anyone else has had the need to
> perform a task similar to this one.

As an alternative, you may be able to use the subprocess module of
Python to do this too.


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