[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
> > PATHEXT
> 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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