not a Windows expert here, but IIRC, the tool to check binaries is “dumpobj” on that platform. And yes, p2.6 is what the LHC experiments are still using, which is why that is the version used for the pre-build libraries. Binaries for all python final release versions remain available on the python website: http://www.python.org/download/releases/.
Note that for p3.2, it will work if the binaries are recompiled with it, but support for it is not 100% complete (pass-by-reference and buffers being the notable missing features).
yes… I’m also not expert at all on Windows… I wished I did not have to do this
On python website for some reason the 2.6.7 (latest 2.6 patch available) has only source files (and I wanted to avoid to get visual studio and compile it… I just need a quick-and-dirty installation). However I just found that the python 2.6.6 have windows binaries… I find it curious. Thanks for you help, and thanks for the hint on dumpobj as well.