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Tuncay
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As the title asks: Do you use Python with Windows? Which Python version do you prefer? Just curious.

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Right now I don't. What are good applications for it that AHK doesn't cover?
My brother uses it for web development sometimes, but I don't do much in that area.

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I use it under a Linux system now, sometimes shell scripts, sometimes Python. It lacks some functionality what AutoHotkey have, but under these operation systems AHK is not much needed. But if I think in Windows terms, I am not sure if Python is a good choice as a primary language? What it have and AHK not have (imo):

[*:17k0jmwp]a common (well known) and mature language to work with
[*:17k0jmwp]sometimes embedded in applications and used as scripting language
[*:17k0jmwp]batteries included (have very good and large standard library included in all installs)
[*:17k0jmwp]cross platform scripts/applications can be written
Just some examples. It is not meant to be a replacement for AutoHotkey.

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I use the XupdateProcessor of Python 2.5 on windows to check the xupdate.diff.xmls I need for my job. 2 years ago it was the only XupdateProcessor I found on the ínternet.

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I use Python frequently on Linux. It's my calculator, quick scripting language, and amusement tool.

The reason I use it less on Windows is it's less reliable. That is, it doesn't come pre-installed. When you just want to give someone a quick script, you have to worry about the 30mb dependency that is the Python interpreter. If I know I'm talking to someone on Linux, I know they already have it, and I don't need to worry.

In scripting, it makes all the difference. I use 2.7.2 mostly. A few of the performance improvements in 3.x really get in my way (like the use of iterators vs. lists).
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Did you ever tried pyinstaller?

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I use Python on Windows, since Bazaar, my DVCS of choice, is written in this language.
I haven't tried seriously to code in Python yet, though.
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Bazaar, my DVCS of choice

Not to start a Bazaar v Git(Hub) discussion, but why did you choose Bazaar over Git or any other system (not interested in starting a technical discussion over which one is better) I just tried Bazaar and using it with the Explorer was quite easy and a nice experience.

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I sometimes use Python for speed-sensitive leisure project if I'm don't want use C.IMO Python is much faster than AHK.

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ActivePython..

and for the rest of the scripting Autoit3..

AHK only for some games where AU3 keystrokes are being bypassed and AHK not.