On Tue, Mar 15, 2016, at 13:47, Paul Moore wrote:
Agreed. One of the issues with the debates about whether to add Python to PATH by default was that the people involved - the Python core devs
- were not at all typical users (they probably have multiple Python
versions installed, and they are comfortable with technical details like PATH management, etc).
I think what might be most appropriate would be to have a "Python Console" in the start menu (alongside the IDLE entry) which sources a bat file to add the correct python version (and the scripts directory for pip and easy_install) to that window's PATH, rather than installing it in the global PATH, and users can learn to start the console from that icon when they want to run python commands. Inspired by the fact that e.g. Visual Studio has something that does the same.