[Python-Dev] Windows installers and %PATH%
jxo6948 at rit.edu
Fri Aug 26 06:07:20 CEST 2011
+ 0 for automatically adding to %PATH%
+ 1 for providing an option to the user during install
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 9:04 PM, Andrew Pennebaker <
andrew.pennebaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Please have the Windows installers add the Python installation directory to
> the PATH environment variable.
> Many newbies dive in without knowing that they must manually add
> C:\PythonXY to PATH. It's yak shaving, something perfectly automatable that
> should have been done by the installers way back in Python 1.0.
> Please also add PYTHONROOT\Scripts. It's where cool things like
> easy_install.exe are stored. More yak shaving.
> The only potential downside to this is upsetting users who manage multiple
> python installations. It's not a problem: they already manually adjust PATH
> to their liking.
> Andrew Pennebaker
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