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Title: Two suggestions for windows.html
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, mark, steve.dower
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Created on 2016-12-07 14:49 by mark, last changed 2016-12-07 15:47 by berker.peksag.

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msg282625 - (view) Author: Mark Summerfield (mark) * Date: 2016-12-07 14:49
This document is v. useful for Windows Python users:
https://docs.python.org/dev/using/windows.html

However, I think it could be improved as follows:

(1) Explain which Python installer to get (since there are so many)! Even a "get the Windows x86 executable installer if you just want it now!". Alternatively, the https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/ page could begine with a brief explanation of the differences.

(2) Explain the trade-offs between Admin & User install & the effect this has on using pip (e.g., an Admin install may require pip to be used in an Admin console or to be used with the --user option).
History
Date User Action Args
2016-12-07 15:47:41berker.peksagsetnosy: + steve.dower
2016-12-07 14:49:13markcreate