[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Wed Jul 10 11:40:26 CEST 2013

On 10 July 2013 19:08, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Richard Jones <r1chardj0n3s <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> pip without virtualenv in python 2 contexts is pretty rare (or at
>> least *should* be <wink>) so I think I'll retain it in that bootstrap
>> code.
> Perhaps I misunderstand, but what's the relevance of Python 2 contexts here?
> Aren't we talking about Python 3.4 and later?

It makes sense to me (and Nick) to simplify the packaging overhead for
users of Python 2. Currently the story is a bit of a mess (multiple
sites with different approaches).

> Exactly what benefit does including virtualenv provide in a 3.4+
> installation?

That was kinda my question <wink>


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