[Distutils] Installing packages using pip

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 15:31:10 EST 2015

On 15 November 2015 at 20:25, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal
<chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Though I suspect that Window's aggressive file locking will put the kibosh
> on in-place upgrades :)

Generally, no. Python loads pyc files with a single read, it doesn't
leave the files open. The only locking issues are when you try to
upgrade a wrapper exe while it's in use. That might affect you if you
try to upgrade IPython from within IPython, but otherwise it's
probably fine.


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