multiple 2.7.3 versions?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Fri Feb 15 15:24:52 CET 2013

Robin Becker wrote:

> A colleague reports that this python from a recent Ubuntu x86_x64
> Python 2.7.3 (default, Sep 26 2012, 21:51:14)
> contains a fix of this bug
> however, all of my other Python 2.7.3s seem to lack this 'fix'.
> Can someone explain how this 'fix' is leaking out onto his machine?

The major Linux distros, including Ubuntu, tend to release their own bug
fixes independently to official Python releases.

I guess that the fix your colleague is seeing is from Ubuntu.


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