Python Windows Installation

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Wed Oct 24 14:57:34 CEST 2007

On Oct 24, 7:27 am, Bjoern Schliessmann <usenet-
mail-0306.20.chr0n... at> wrote:
> TheFlyingDutchman wrote:
> > I am trying to install Python 2.5 on Windows XP. It installs into
> > the root directory on C:\ instead of C:\Python25
> BTW, what exactly is behind the idea to install to c:\python25
> instead of %PROGRAMFILES%\python25?
> Regards,
> Björn
> --
> BOFH excuse #339:
> manager in the cable duct

That's just the default place that Python wants to install to. I
suppose one reason for this is because DOS is stupid when it comes to
spaces in paths. Other than that, I don't know why the Python
developers chose that as the default location.


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