Idle Not Working.

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Wed Jul 8 23:09:18 CEST 2015

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
> On 7/8/2015 2:07 PM, Steve Burrus wrote:
>> Now I am using both 32 and 64 bit versions of Idle
> There are no such things. Idle is python code that runs on whatever version
> of Python you have.  As far as I know, you cannot easily install both 32 and
> 64 bit versions of x.y on the same machine.

Sure you can, just put them in different directories. I don't recall
whether Python installs anything to C:\Windows\System, but the 32-bit
version would just go into C:\Windows\SysWOW64 instead, so there's no
conflict there. The py launcher will prefer the 64-bit version but can
be directed to invoke the 32-bit version instead.

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