Related to this text on https://docs.python.org/3/library/venv.html :
============ Note The pyvenv script has been deprecated as of Python 3.6 in favor of using python3 -m venv to help prevent any potential confusion as to which Python interpreter a virtual environment will be based on. ============
It's clearer than the text below to which I originally referred.
However, this text has also problems in that it is too unix-specific. In particular: * Most seriously, it refers to "python3" which doesn't work with the python.org Windows installer. * Less seriously, it refers to "pyenv" as a "script" which is unix jargon and moreover technically incorrect on Windows. (Also, needlessly specific, it should just be "the pyenv command", how it is implemented is irrelevant for this section).
2017-11-13 0:32 GMT+01:00 Chris Angelico firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
On 13 November 2017 at 07:11, Chris Angelico firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 6:24 AM, Stephan Houben email@example.com
The venv module is included, however the pyvenv script is in a separate package python3.5-venv .
By the way, I was totally confused by the following text form the doc.
======== Deprecated since version 3.6: pyvenv was the recommended tool for
virtual environments for Python 3.3 and 3.4, and is deprecated in
Changed in version 3.5: The use of venv is now recommended for creating virtual environments.
Not sure where you're reading that. I'm seeing:
""" Note The pyvenv script has been deprecated as of Python 3.6 in favor of using python3 -m venv to help prevent any potential confusion as to which Python interpreter a virtual environment will be based on. """
I think that's pretty clear. "python3 -m venv env" is the standard and recommended way to spin up a virtual environment.
It's further down in the page, under https://docs.python.org/3/library/venv.html#creating-
I think the deprecation notice for pyvenv should just be deleted, since it renders like the *module* is deprecated.
Ah, I see it now, thanks.
Agreed; or maybe downgrade it to a parenthetical comment. Focus on "this is how to do the obvious thing", and only as an afterthought mention "it used to be done differently" in case someone greps for pyvenv.
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