[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 12 18:23:52 CEST 2013

Donald Stufft <donald <at> stufft.io> writes:

> I prefer the implicit bootstrap approach, but if the explicit bootstrap
> approach is chosen then something special needs to be done for pyvenv.

The original pyvenv script did install Distribute and pip, but that
functionality was removed before beta because Distribute and pip are
third-party packages. If that restriction is lifted, we can easily replace
the pyvenv script in Python with pyvenvex, and then (as I understand it)
that is equivalent to an implicit bootstrap.


Vinay Sajip

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