[Distutils] Re: [Python-Dev] Proposal: Registry access for Python on Windows
Tue, 1 Feb 2000 11:46:36 -0500
Thomas Heller wrote:
> I propose to include functions to access the windows registry
> into the python 1.6 core.
> I have thrown together some code which I will post hopefully
> tomorrow, but I would like to hear some comments before.
[snip API - which appears to be a fairly low level wrap]
> Open Questions:
> Is the recursive-flag for DeleteKey() too dangerous?
As long as it defaults to non-recursive, it's fine by me.
> Should I switch from an integer handle to a full blown
> python-object, which would call CloseKey() automatically in the
Not so sure you need typecode. There are 10 types defined,
but most tools only do 3 (string, dword and binary) and most
usage is of 2 (dword and string - which can hold binary data).
So I'd think you could infer pretty safely. Actually, I guess this
boils down to intent - "Python as a complete registry tool"
would require all the types, but "Python can use the registry"
could automatically use dword or string, as appropriate.