Problem with 3.0 Install on Windows

Steve Holden steve at
Wed Jan 21 14:34:19 CET 2009

Saul Spatz wrote:
> I'm running python 2.5.x on Windows XP, and I installed 3.0, just to get
> familiar with it.  I have a directory with all my python projects in my
> PYTHONPATH variable.  When I try to run python 3.0, it detects a syntax
> error (a print statement) in the first file in this directory, and
> crashes.  I don't want to convert the files to 3.0 syntax, because I
> plan to keep using 2.5, at least for a while.
What's the name of that file? Does it clash with some system module that
the interpreter is trying to load? In circumstances like this a
traceback printout is always more helpful than a verbal description of
the behavior.

> I don't know exactly why this translation is happening.  Is there a way
> to turn it off?

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