[Distutils] Re: High level Registry API

Bill Tutt billtut@microsoft.com
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 14:34:20 -0800

With respect to DeleteKey() allowing recursive deletes.
Either require using SHDeleteKey() to do it correctly, or don't allow
recursive deletes at all.
The problem being is that when deleting registry keys recursively on NT the
entire operation should completly succeed or completly fail.
If you naively recursively delete using RegDeleteKey() you can end up with a
partially completed delete operation which is completly annoying to go about
(bad, bad, bad)