In one of the early lessons in Mosh’s “Complete Python Mastery” on teachable we are taught how to download and install Python on Windows.
Mosh tells us to click the checkbox to add Python to Windows’ PATH. However I have been googling this and adding to PATH appears to carry some security risks and to be actively discouraged by Python’s core developers.
Does anyone have any comments on this?
I think once I’ve completed Mosh’s course I will uninstall Python and start again following an alternative tutorial and not adding Python to PATH, at least until I fully understand the risks.
See also this warning in another tutorial:
“ Warning: If you don’t know what
PATHis, then it’s highly recommended that you do not install with the full installer. Use the [Microsoft Store package] instead.” https://realpython.com/installing-python/#how-to-install-from-the-full-installer