[Distutils] Module Installation Issues

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Wed Sep 14 12:00:11 EDT 2016

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016, at 04:31 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> Of course, it doesn't solve the problem of a user who doesn't know
> what a "shell prompt" is...

Especially since the interactive Python interpreter is also a shell
prompt. The title of an IDLE window on my system is "Python 3.5.2 Shell"
;-). I'd suggest the terminology "system command prompt" to refer to...
that thing that you should type 'pip' into.

Even if users don't know exactly what it means, indicating that they're
running something in the wrong place gives them a better chance of
working out what to do.


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