[Python-Dev] (no subject)

Tim Peters tim.one@home.com
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 19:04:50 -0500

> 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:
>    BROWSER=netscape:REGISTRY:explorer

Because non-Windows platforms shouldn't be bothered with Windows silliness
any more than Windows users should be bothered with Unix silliness.  BROWSER
isn't of any use on Windows, and REGISTRY isn't of any use on Unix.  Eric
may still *think* BROWSER is of use on Windows, but if so that's not really
a technical problem <wink>.