harrismh777 at charter.net
Sun Apr 17 02:14:54 EDT 2011
> I belong to those who are very happy with the Python
> installations on Windows platform . . .
> I do not see any mess here.
Sorry, I was speaking of a technical mess, not a user's mess.
What I was alluding to specifically is explained very well in PEP 394.
The technical reasoning the PEP 394 author uses for *not* addressing the
Windows issue (for 394) is the 'mess'. Its just technically difficult to
setup easily configured concurrent environments on the Windows platform,
primarily due to the way the platform was designed--- closed and
proprietary--- with little to no community input. I think PEP 397
describes a Windows solution to the problem PEP 394 addresses.
Also, the reason I even mentioned Windows at all, is that I realize that
more than one platform is active in the Python community. That is a
difficulty for posting tips without specifying the applicable platform,
if the tip only applies to *nix for instance. Please, in no way did I
intend to offend the Windows Python users. Python enhances the life
experience of Windows users the world over for which I am thankful. Peace.
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