[Python-Dev] webbrowser.py

Skip Montanaro skip@mojam.com (Skip Montanaro)
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:25:45 -0600 (CST)

>>>>> "Eric" == Eric S Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:

    Moshe Zadka <moshez@zadka.site.co.il>:

    >> The "webbrowser" module should prefer to take the setting from the
    >> registry on windows.

    Eric> Um, that's not the way it works right now. The windows-default
    Eric> browser choice launches the registered default browser, but
    Eric> BROWSER may have something else in its search list first.

Why not have a special REGISTRY token you can place in the BROWSER path to
tell it when to consult the registry?  On non-Windows platforms it can
simply be ignored: