[Distutils] Don't Use `sudo pip install´ (was Re: [final version?] PEP 513…)

Noah Kantrowitz noah at coderanger.net
Wed Feb 17 22:17:26 EST 2016

> On Feb 17, 2016, at 7:12 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 17, 2016, at 7:08 PM, Noah Kantrowitz <noah at coderanger.net> wrote:
>> Saying it's a good idea and we should move towards it is fine and I agree, but that isn't grounds to remove the ability to do things the current way. So you can warn people off from global installs but until there is at least some community awareness of this other way to do things we can't remove support entirely. It's going to be a very slow deprecation process.
>> --Noah
> Sure.  We are also in agreement here, basically: in saying that pip should "error", I was describing an ideal state that would take years of education to get to (and I'm not sure that Donald even agrees we should go that way ;-)).  But we can't even begin to move in that direction a little unless the better alternative is clearly explained and out in the zeitgeist for some time first.

Okay, then :+1: but I would be wary of using the phrasing "should just exit immediately with an error" in such a situation. "should" isn't wrong per se, but you don't actually want it to do that nooooow ;-)


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