[Python-Dev] [PEPs] Support the /usr/bin/python2 symlink upstream

Dj Gilcrease digitalxero at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 14:40:21 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Mark Hammond <mhammond at skippinet.com.au> wrote:
> That sounds like a reasonable scheme people may choose to use - however, it
> doesn't really address the basic issue - something still needs to add
> c:\Python to PATH, and the scheme itself doesn't really necessitate the
> common parent directory - ie, it is fundamentally the same (if less "clean")
> as the existing "c:\pythonx" with a (eg) "c:\python-cmd" or
> "c:\python-scripts" directory with the .bat files - especially given the
> various installations can be located via the registry.

True, and since System32 is already on the path, having the installer
generate the bat files there is probably the best solution for this

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