[Python-Dev] PEP 514: Python environment registration in the Windows Registry

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Tue Mar 1 15:25:57 EST 2016

On 01Mar2016 1137, David Cournapeau wrote:
>     If you want to patch your own distribution to move the paths you are
>     welcome to do that - there is only one string literal in getpathp.c
>     that needs to be updated - but it's not a requirement and I
>     deliberately avoided making a recommendation either way. (Though as
>     discussed earlier in the thread, I'm very much in favour of
>     deprecating and removing any use of the registry by the runtime
>     itself in 3.6+, but still working out the implications of that.)
> Great, I just wanted to make sure removing it ourselves do not put us in
> a corner or further away from where python itself is going.
> Would it make sense to indicate in the PEP that doing so is allowed
> (neither recommended or frowned upon) ?

I was hoping not, but I suspect the question will come up again, so best 
to address it once in the official doc.


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