[Python-Dev] Re: Switching to VC.NET 2003

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 30 13:56:24 EST 2003

Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> writes:

> No, it changes the associations for .py files. It would be useful to
> have the option to create no associations.

Agreed, that would be useful. (More generally, if there's anything
else needed to install a second Python version which is never used by
default, but only used when explicitly requested, that would be useful

Hmm, for example, does the installer set the registry key
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\python.exe

That's what makes the command "python" work at the console prompt.

Maybe just a single option in the installer, "Make this the default
version of Python", which is true by default, would be best. This
could control file associations, App Paths, and anything else related.

> As a workaround, installing the MSI file, and afterwards simply
> reinstalling python-2.3.3.exe seems to work fine.

Yup, that's a good workaround.

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