[Python-Dev] re: The os module, unix and win32

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Jan 11 19:07:59 EST 2004

Barry writes

>At 09-01-2004 04:02, Arthur wrote:
>>But tangentially on topic - is the possibility of getting enough of the
>>win32all API functions into the core distribution to give more Windows
>>standard functionality to disutils - start menu entries in particular.

>That needs COM support and that's a lot more API that is proposed for
>popen5 and similar. By the time you have COM support you have committed
>to include all of win32all in standard python. Which is basically what
>ActiveState Python is.

But Thomas (who should know) wrote:

>bdist_wininst can create Windows shortcuts in it's postinstall script.

Thomas (off-list) had also given me a cite to some code, which I haven't had
the opportunity to try to digest.

Is this a semantic issue as to what can and cannot be done on Windows with

I thought I gathered from Thomas that the functionality he is referencing is
new as of 2.3.

Is this the wrong place to be pursuing this?


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