[New-bugs-announce] [issue2922] "No windows home dir" doc error

John Burnett report at bugs.python.org
Mon May 19 23:29:59 CEST 2008


New submission from John Burnett <python at johnburnett.com>:

http://docs.python.org/inst/alt-install-windows.html

The above says "Windows has no concept of a user's home directory, and
since the standard Python installation under Windows is simpler than
under Unix, the --prefix option has traditionally been used to install
additional packages in separate locations on Windows."

However, any modern Windows OS does have that concept (i.e. see the
%USERPROFILE% env variable).  Not sure how to best change the above, but...

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assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 67079
nosy: georg.brandl, python at johnburnett.com
severity: normal
status: open
title: "No windows home dir" doc error
versions: Python 2.5

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