Patches for Python scripts

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Fri Jan 29 10:48:00 UTC 2021

On 1/29/21 4:41 AM, Enrico Forestieri wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 04:51:12AM +0100, Thibaut Cuvelier wrote:
>> While working on the ePub output, I ran through many Python scripts. I
>> corrected a few bgs and a lot of formatting, plus one feature (find Java in
>> the Windows registry in, here are the patches. May I push
>> them on the master branch?
> As regarda java, I have it installed but it is not found. I don't have the
> registry keys that are searched for. A key containing a usable path is
> \HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\4EA42A62D9304AC4784BF2238120180F\ProductIcon
> and the fact that it *should* be something related to java is the fact that
> \HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\4EA42A62D9304AC4784BF2238120180F\ProductName
> contains "Java 8 Update 281".
> However, the java installer updates the PATH env var, so that I can
> simply access the java executables from any command line.
> I discourage using ad hoc techniques that only work on some configurations.

I would agree with that. But of course that makes it quite difficult to
detect certain programs on Windows. I guess we have to live with that,
then. I'll omit the usual complaints about Windows....


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