Questions on 64 bit versions of Python

Tim Roberts timr at
Sun Jul 27 06:14:15 CEST 2008

python at wrote:
>For Win64-Itanium users: python-2.5.2.ia64.msi
>For Win64-AMD64 users: python-2.5.2.amd64.msi
>1. It looks like the 64 bit versions of Python for Windows are CPU
>vendor specific, eg. it doesn't look like there's a single, universal
>executable for Windows 64 bit platforms. Is this true?

It's true for ALL operating systems, not just Windows.  The ia64 (Itanium)
and the amd64 are completely separate processors with VERY different
instruction sets.
Tim Roberts, timr at
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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