[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Richard Jones richard at python.org
Wed Jul 10 12:33:16 CEST 2013

On 10 July 2013 19:55, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Richard Jones <richard <at> python.org> writes:
>> 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).
> No argument there, but I still don't see the relevance of virtualenv in a
> 3.4+ context. The PEP states
> "Hereafter the installation of the 'pip implementation' will imply
> installation of setuptools and virtualenv."

Sorry I've not made this clearer. Per the discussion here I've removed
that from the PEP. That version hasn't been built on the web server

>> > Exactly what benefit does including virtualenv provide in a 3.4+
>> > installation?
>> That was kinda my question <wink>
> Sorry, it didn't come across like a question, more like a fait accompli :-)

Poorly phrased, my apologies.


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