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People choosing Python 3


On 11 September 2017 at 15:53, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>
>         As for Windows itself... I use the ActiveState installers and see:
>
>  Directory of c:\Python35
>
> <SNIP>
> 06/26/2017  07:22 PM            41,240 python.exe
> 06/26/2017  07:22 PM            41,240 python3.5.exe
> 06/26/2017  07:18 PM            50,688 python3.dll
> 06/26/2017  07:22 PM            41,240 python3.exe
> 06/26/2017  07:18 PM         3,935,744 python35.dll
> 06/26/2017  07:50 PM            24,344 pythonservice.exe
> 06/26/2017  07:22 PM            41,240 pythonw.exe

Interesting. I didn't realise ActiveState did that. The python.org
installers don't ship with python3.exe or python3.5.exe.

And yes, I know that the Windows installers don't put Python on PATH
by default. I'm assuming the user has added Python to his PATH (people
using command line languages on Windows usually know how to do that).
And I also know that a better option on Windows is to use the "py"
launcher anyway.

I did say it was a weak argument :-)

Paul