hamilton hamilton at nothere.com
Sat Aug 22 07:26:59 CEST 2015

On 8/21/2015 7:02 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM,  <sohcahtoa82 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Friday, August 21, 2015 at 3:42:36 PM UTC-7, hamilton wrote:
>>> On 8/21/2015 1:41 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>>> Python 3.5 does not support Windows XP.
>>> Is there a simple explanation for this ?
>>> Or is it just is.
>> I have no relationship with the Python developers, but I would say that running such an old operating system is simply irresponsible due to security issues and should be discouraged in any way possible.
>> Windows XP is 14 years old.  In the computing world, that's *ancient*.  It's time to upgrade and join the modern world.
> The security concerns of XP aren't Python's problem, and Python isn't
> in the business of twisting people's arms to make them upgrade just
> for the sake of upgrading. However, every new version of Windows
> introduces new APIs and features, so maintaining support for an older
> version means ignoring all features added since then; conversely,
> dropping support for XP means taking advantage of anything that was
> added in Vista. That's why the change in support.
> ChrisA
Thank You ChrisA, this make the best sense.

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