[Python-Dev] Finally fix installer to add Python to %PATH% on Windows

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 20:29:02 CET 2011

On Jan 28, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Michael Foord wrote:

> On 28/01/2011 16:29, Brian Curtin wrote:
>> Recently I've talked to two Python trainers/educators and the major gripe their attendees see is that you can't just sit down and type "python" and have something work. For multi-Python installs, we'll have to define what that "something" is, but I think it should be possible for the installer to optionally put Python into the path, and to also remove itself on uninstall.
> I've helped quite a few "python newbies" on Windows who are also surprised / frustrated on learning that "python" on the command line doesn't work after installing python.

At the very least, we should add some prominent instructions for getting the command line version up and running.


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