[Python-Dev] New Windows installer for Python 3.5

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Jan 5 09:40:13 CET 2015

> On Jan 5, 2015, at 3:13 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> py.exe is more important than ever. It's still installed into the Windows directory for all-user installs, and into the Python directory for just-for-me. It's installed in a way that will make upgrades more reliable (so if you install 3.6 and then 3.5, you'll keep the newer launcher) and all the file associations go straight to the launcher.
> The biggest problem here is that py.exe doesn't help in the slightest
> with script wrappers like pip.exe, virtualenv.exe, py.test.exe,
> ipython.exe ... I've actually drifted away from using py.exe because
> of this. Having just the interpreter special cased isn't really good
> enough. (I know there's py -m pip, but it's not easy to get people to
> use this...)

Won’t script wrappers use whatever version they were installs against? Or do
you mean the “installed” version might be 3.5 for ``pip.exe`` even though
there’s a 3.5.1 for ``pip.exe`` on the PATH?

Donald Stufft
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