Worsnop in his Advanced Practical Physics for Students states that
All the resistances should be 'non-inductive', for in this method it will be seen that the galvanometer is permanently connected in the circuit, and the battery takes the position in the sliding contact.
This is essential, for we must balance the resistance of the platinum at the temperature which is fixed by the surroundings, so that the current should not pass for any appreciable time and cause a heating in the spiral.
The accompanying figures are shown below.
But I think that having inductance in the circuit is instead beneficial for the experiment because the inductance will delay the time for the current to reach its full value, preventing heating to some extent in the PRT coil. Also, when the contact is removed the current will go to zero immediately.
Question: So, who is correct?