[Distutils] Expectations on how pip needs to change for Python 3.4

Steve Dower Steve.Dower at microsoft.com
Sun Jul 14 00:44:50 CEST 2013

Because of the issues around compilation on Windows, we believe that most users avoid pip in favor of precompiled installers. The model of "download an executable that matches my Python version and run it" is more familiar than a command line tool, and unlikely to go away anytime soon.

Those who use pip are going to be quite capable of managing their PATH variable to ensure the correct one is used (or they'll do what I do and use a full path). There are also GUI apps, but I have no idea how widely used they are.

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From: Paul Moore<mailto:p.f.moore at gmail.com>
Sent: ‎7/‎13/‎2013 14:36
To: Donald Stufft<mailto:donald at stufft.io>
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Subject: Re: [Distutils] Expectations on how pip needs to change for Python 3.4

On 13 July 2013 21:14, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io<mailto:donald at stufft.io>> wrote:
I don't know any windows users off hand except for you ;) (And you already said you use ``pip`` and not ``python -m pip`` which already works with pip :)

You caught me :-) My problem is that I'm pretty sure I'm seriously atypical in never installing anything into my system Python. (And so I only use the pip command in activated virtualenvs, which *do* add the scripts directory to PATH).

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