I just installed AS's Python on an XP box, to use a particular application written in Python. I noticed that the installation program registered the appropriate extenstions and put them in PATHEXT too, whereas the one for ActivePerl doesn't do the latter.
The question is: any good reason for this difference?
PS: I must say that I discovered PATHEXT myself, and inferred its use just by inspection, discovering with pleasure that it did exactly what I guessed. Then I did a search both here and on the web in general and I found out that it was far from unknown, in particular pl2bat's documentation mentioned it, although it warns about possible problems with redirection, which fortunately I don't seem to have.
2006-09-07 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines
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Original title: 'AS's "racism" wrt PATHEXT?'