3.x and 2.x on same machine (is this info at Python.org??)

rantingrick rantingrick at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 23:15:10 CET 2009

On Nov 12, 2:51 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
> rantingrick wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Currently i am using 2.6 on Windows and need to start writing code in
> > 3.0. I cannot leave 2.x yet because 3rd party modules are still not
> > converted. So i want to install 3.0 without disturbing my current
> > Python2.x. What i'm afraid of is that some SYSVARIABLE will get
> > changed to Python3.0 and when i double click a Python script it will
> > try and run Python 3.x instead of 2.x. I only want to run 3.0 scripts
> > from the command line... > python3.x myscript.py
> > So how do i do this? Is my fear unfounded?
> When you install 3.1 (not 3.0), it asks whether to make 'this' the
> default Python. Make sure the box is unchecked.

Thanks for both of your replies, just to be safe though i'm going to
back up everything ... Python 3000, here i come and i hope your ready
for me!?!?

Later Guy's!

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