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