[Python-Dev] Utility scripts (Was: '-m' option)

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 21:24:43 CEST 2004

> > - Change the Windows Python binary to add .py (and .pyw, maybe) to
> I don't like that.  The Python Windows installer doesn't add, or
> modify, any environment variables now.  It's anti-social to muck with
> them.  Anyone using "a DOS box" should know how to do that themself --
> if that's what they want.  I'll note that I spend much of my life in a
> WinXP DOS box running Python programs, but I haven't set PATHEXT.
> Since cmd.exe's path completion fills in the trailing .py on a .py
> file all by itself, setting PATHEXT wouldn't save me any typing.

Right. Typing the .py is usually the right thing to do.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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