[Distutils] Installing packages using pip

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Nov 13 15:09:28 EST 2015

On Nov 13, 2015 12:00 PM, "Alexander Walters" <tritium-list at sdamon.com>
> import pip
> pip.install(PACKAGESPEC)
> something like that?

This would be extremely handy if it could be made to work reliably... But
I'm skeptical about whether it can be made to work reliably. Consider all
the fun things that could happen once you start upgrading packages while
python is running, and might e.g. have half of an upgraded package already
loaded into memory. It's like the reloading problem but even more so.

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