Author ncoghlan
Recipients christian.heimes, giampaolo.rodola, jasonspiro, loewis, ncoghlan, srid
Date 2011-04-24.09:43:43
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Reopening this issue since #9228 was closed as a duplicate of this one. Given the significant level of user demand for this behaviour, it should NOT be closed again until a PEP has been written and either accepted or rejected. If such a PEP is not written and championed through to a final decision, then this issue should remain open indefinitely.

Such a PEP should canvas the option of installing development shell launch scripts into the Start menu and updating the documentation accordingly as an alternative to messing with the system-wide PATH setting.

An install-time option to allow power users to disable the PATH manipulation should also be considered. The interests of novice Python users and experienced Windows system administrators are not in alignment on this topic, and the current installer behaviour favours the latter at the expense of the former.
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