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[Python-Dev] why is not 64-bit installer the default download link for Windows?


2018-07-09 18:01 GMT+02:00 Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org>:
> The difficulty is that they *definitely* can use the 32-bit version, and
> those few who are on older machines or older installs of Windows may not
> understand why the link we provide didn't work for them.

Let's say that only 10% of users still use 32-bit version. If they
download a default 64-bit binary, I'm quite sure that running the
binary will emit an error no? Such users should be used to such error,
and be able to get the 64-bit version, no?

Victor