Install changes to PATH environmental variable

Posted by gtippery on 2007-04-03 00:50

The installation, besides the usual thing of appending Python24's location to the PATH, also prepends the location, but in double-quotes. Is there a good reason for this?

trentm | Tue, 2007-04-03 08:14

The ActivePython installer should only be *prepending* to the PATH.

Using double-quotes is only done on Win9x (i.e. Win98 and WinME) in case the install dir is changed to a path with spaces. My understanding is that Win9x's PATH must use double-quotes for entries with spaces for them to work.

gtippery | Tue, 2007-04-03 22:18

OK, that sounds reasonable, 'though I suspect that it's a limitation of the SET command, rather that the PATH itself. Since mine hase no spaces, I'll remove the quotes and duplication. Thanks.