[Distutils] Call for PEP author/champion: Bundling pip with CPython installers

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 16:33:45 CEST 2013

On 15 July 2013 00:28, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 2:13 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Based on the recent discussions, I now plan to reject the pip
>> bootstrapping-on-first-invocation approach described in PEP 439 in favour of
>> a new PEP that proposes:
>> [SNIP]
>> * ensuring that, for Python 3.4, "python3" and "python3.4" are available
>> for command line invocation of Python, even on Windows
> Can I ask why this is part of the PEP?

Mostly because "pip3" makes no sense without it. If we *don't* bring
Windows into conformance with the way other platforms handle parallel
Python 2 and Python 3 installs, then the PEP should document an
explicit rationale for not doing it (the py launcher doesn't count in
that regard, since the real purpose of that is to handle shebang lines
through file associations, with the direct command line usage as an
added bonus).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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