Why does Python never add itself to the Windows path?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 3 20:55:39 CET 2007


vbgunz schrieb:
>>> I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Add a single page to the
>>> installer and on it, have 3 radio buttons. The choices could be "add to
>>> path (recommended)", "add to path with version", "do not add to path
>>> (not recommended)".
>> Please submit a patch to sf.net/projects/python that does so.
> 
> If I could I would. My only point jumping in here is this; adding
> python to the path has got to be more beneficially productive for
> everyone than not adding it at all. I don't even use Windows enough to
> complain about it and I thought I'll voice my agreement on it.

Ok. So I can answer your (implied) question: much of the fuss is about
lack of contributions.

Regards,
Martin



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