On Nov 12, 2017 14:21, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:

> Virtualenvs are a hard tool to use for beginners.

Agreed. Genuine beginners just install Python, then use it. If they
install extra packages, they want them to be available to all of their


From personal experience, ​I do have to say that for my day-to-day normal python *use*, I try to use a single environment (the default miniconda one) for everything. Most of the time, that's enough. I suppose that makes me a genuine beginner :-). Being able to conveniently installing a package into the current environment from within any interactive interpreter would definitely improve the beginner experience, I would say.