I was put to the task of comparing some data and found the perfect script already created that did pretty much everything I need. HOWEVER it's was written originally for ArcMap9.3 and used the arcgisscripting python library.
I've just about used the extent of my python knowledge to convert it to arcpy.
I was able to use this script to compare point shapefiles, but now I need it to work on polygons as well. And I keep getting an error on line 69. I believe that it is having a problem with the differences to the describe function between the two libraries.
I'm totally stuck on this and really need this script to work. I feel a little bad just dumping my script here and hoping someone can fix/figure out what's wrong with the script.
((I also realize that within the script I have not updated everything to be the quickest (i.e. arcpy.SearchCursor changed to arcpy.da.SearchCursor) This is because I tried and failed to do so..))