Python required?

Steven Noonan steven at
Fri Nov 12 00:50:47 CST 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM, josef betancourt
<josef.betancourt at> wrote:
> Small quibble.  On the main Mercurial page:
> the top right section states:
> Requirements Python 2.4 (get python)Is that really accurate?   If I download
> the binary version for Windows I don't need Python.  Now I don't remember if
> I had Python on my current system before Mercurial, and my statement is
> false.  Anyway, my point is, this can be a sort of turn off for someone who
> is not interested in installing another language into their Windows system.

You _do_ actually need Python on the Windows binary version. The
difference is that the Windows version is packaged with a build of
Python 2.6.x. It's using python26.dll, with hg.exe as a wrapper for

- Steven

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