[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 12:17:12 CEST 2014

On 24 September 2014 23:16, Mike Miller <python-dev at mgmiller.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> ProgramFiles was the default in Python 1.X.
> It has been a supported option for just shy of 15 years on 2.X...  most if
> not all the bugs (setuptools) were fixed a decade ago, and right now
> thousands, if not millions of people are running it under Program Files
> right now.  I can vouch for several thousand because a company I work for
> distributes Python and pip there for its customers all around the world w/o
> issue.
> I've never once encountered a bug due to install to ProgramFiles, or heard
> of anyone who has, and have been using Python for everything since the year
> 2000. If any rare bugs happen to surface, they can likely be fixed or
> replaced with a line of code, or worked around by installing elsewhere.

Right, the problem I was thinking of was actually a transient one
during the 3.4 pre-release cycle (the ensurepip integration initially
didn't work properly when installing into Program Files).

So consider that a switch to +1 from me.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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