[Tutor] Windows, Python and me
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 10:51:25 +0100
Tim Peters wrote:
> > You should - provided you've done a reboot. I'm sure the
> > official pythomn installeer sets both the path and the
> > file association.
> The PythonLabs installer never touches autoexec.bat.
Ah. I must have done that manually at some point at because
I always install to the same directory it has always worked...
[Aside: I never understood why MS didn't have a registry
key that got loaded from Autoexec instead of relying on
PATH... Or maybe they do, in which case what is it?
And shouldn't new apps set that instead? ]
> We do set file associations, although I don't find them
> useful for Python on Win9x.
Really? I couldn't live without them. Its how I launch nearly
all my python scripts - just double click the file oir type
the name in Start|Run...
> If they change autoexec.bat, yes. File extensions are stored in the
> registry, though, and changes take effect immediately
Yes, sorry my explanation wasn't unambiguous enough.
> The last has only to do with setting file associations;
Again yes because file associations take the fiull path
of the executable.
> The former (Start|Run) has to do with a different registry
> setting, neither with PATH nor with file associations.
Now that I didn't know! Which one?
Is that set by the installer coz I must admit thats how I
usually get a Python prompt rather than start a DOS box
per se. Maybe thats why I assumed PATH was being set?
> The latter ("foo.py") has solely to do with file associations.
Thats the one I normally use.
> Windows is very consistent <wink>.
Consistently frustrating that's for sure :-)
As a recent email dialog with Michael showed I am now in the
pitiable state of being sufficiently immersed in Windoze
to have forgotten much of my Unix knowledge but not enough
into Windows to be an expert there - yet?