On 03Feb2016 1851, eryk sun wrote:
On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 7:33 PM, Eric Snow email@example.com wrote:
Just wanted to quickly point out another use of the WIndows registry in Python: WindowsRegistryFinder . This is an import "meta-path" finder that locates modules declared (*not* defined) in the registry. I'm not familiar with the Windows registry nor do I know if anyone is using this finder.
The "Modules" key (WindowsRegistryFinder in 3.3+ and previously PyWin_FindRegisteredModule) adds individual modules by subkey name, with the filepath in the default value (the filename can differ, but it can't use an arbitrary extension). The "PythonPath" and "Modules" keys both date back to Mark Hammond's Windows port in the mid 1990s.
Yep, essentially, I expect these keys that actually affect how Python works to remain under PythonCore, and continue not to be documented or recommended for general use. But I see no reason to deprecate or remove them.
Specialised situations that use these keys should continue to set them under PythonCore. I hope that is sufficiently implied by saying nothing about them in the PEP - I really don't want to have to be more explicit about it and I definitely do not want to actually name or list them in any way.