[Distutils] PEP 513: A Platform Tag for Portable Linux Built Distributions Version

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 05:35:41 EST 2016

On 28 January 2016 at 07:46, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> On further thought, I realized that it actually has to be in the
> standard library directory / namespace, and can't live in
> site-packages: for the correct semantics it needs to be inherited by
> virtualenvs; if it isn't then we'll see confusing rare problems. And
> virtualenvs inherit the stdlib, but not the site-packages (in
> general).

Surely virtualenv can be made to import this information from the
parent environment. It's already virtualenv's job to set up pip etc.
so that you're ready to install things from PyPI.


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