[Distutils] The future of invoking pip

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 04:10:36 EST 2015

On 5 November 2015 at 22:59, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> I think we could integrate with py on Windows somehow so that we use the same lookup semantics as py does. I don't know enough about Windows and py.exe to know what exactly those are.

Hmm, I'm reluctant to get into complex interactions with C code like
the launcher on Windows. The number of people we'd have able to
maintain such code is approaching zero, I suspect :-( We may be able
to run py.exe as a subprocess, but that could easily get out of hand
(running pip could then easily start up a chain of 6 processes on
Windows, which while not disastrous, certainly isn't cheap).


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