Should virtualenvwrapper modify PYTHONHOME and/or PYTHONPATH?
I noticed that Windows port of virtualenvwrapper - virtualenvwrapper-win modifies
PYTHONPATH environment variables. This can be seen in lines 52-68 of mkvirtualenv.bat for example. The code has the following comment:
REM In activate.bat, add VIRTUAL_ENV directories to PYTHONPATH and REM set PYTHONHOME to the VIRTUAL_ENV. REM This should be a change adopted by virtualenv.
From what I can see virtualenvwrapper does not modify these variables. I raised the issue PYTHONHOME is being set in batch files needlessly where I asked about the reasons behind modification of these variables and tried to explain why I think they should not be modified. I would love to hear your opinion on this matter.