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Author brian.curtin
Recipients AaronR, Jim.Jewett, brian.curtin, christian.heimes, eric.araujo, giampaolo.rodola, helder-magalhaes, jasonspiro, jdigital, jonathan.hartley, lambacck, loewis, ncoghlan, pekka.klarck, pitrou, python-dev, srid
Date 2012-05-24.21:28:13
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2. Yes, only the installation directory, because that's the only directory we create. Scripts is created by distutils/packaging, but perhaps we could add it since it is widely used. Anyone have an opinion?

3. Do you have a reason? Many tools that offer path manipulation do not do so by default because it changes how the system operates. If we put this on by default, it will change how a lot of scripts are executed without people expecting it. It's easy to click through an installer like Python's because it's not flashy and there aren't a lot of options as it is. If we just let people click through, things are going to break a lot more than if we make people ask for it.

I could see it becoming a default in a future release once it has been in the wild for a while, but I think we're going to run into a lot of problems if we just flip it right away.
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