multiple 2.7.3 versions?

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sat Feb 16 00:06:24 CET 2013


In article <kfmdu8$iim$1 at ger.gmane.org>, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> 
wrote:
> On 2/15/2013 5:53 AM, Robin Becker wrote:
> > On
> > all the other machines I have access to I'm seeing something similar to
> > this
> 
> >> Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 2012, 23:31:26) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
> >> (Intel)] on win32
> 
> Notice the date again -- the original release date of 2.7.3.

FYI - the date is a build date; it doesn't tell you much about the 
source code base used for that Python build.  The tag to the left of it 
*may* tell you something, for example, if the build is made from an hg 
checkout or if the build is from an official tagged source tarball.  In 
this case, "default" doesn't tell much.  But if it had the hg rev used 
for the checkout, you have some indication of what it contains.  The 
official rev tags for each release are available here:

http://hg.python.org/cpython/tags

-- 
 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org




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