multiple 2.7.3 versions?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Feb 16 01:46:39 CET 2013

On 2/15/2013 6:06 PM, Ned Deily wrote:
> In article <kfmdu8$iim$1 at>, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at>
> 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.

If a build called 2.7.3 is built on the 2.7.3 release date, one may 
reasonably think that it is built from the 2.7.3 code released on that 
date. Besides which, I recognized that as the header from the PSF 
distributed build ;-). More problematical is any build, even of the same 
name, built later, by anyone else, as with Ubuntu releases.

 > But if it had the hg rev used
> for the checkout, you have some indication of what it contains.

My impression is that Ubuntu does not build from any of *our* hg revs, 
but that they cherry pick patches to apply in their repository. I agree 
that is they gave *their* repository url and checkout id, that would be 
helpful. We could possible do that with our releases too.

Terry Jan Reedy

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