[Python-Dev] In-Python virtualisation and packaging

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 15:07:11 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> You're right in terms of the current Python ecosystem and 3.x adoption, because
> of course this approach requires support from Python itself in terms of its
> site.py code. However, virtual environments have a utility beyond supporting
> older Pythons on newer OSes, since another common use case is having different
> library environments sandboxed from each other on different projects, even if
> all those projects are using Python 3.3+.

Yeah, even if the innate one struggles on later OS releases that
changed things in a backwards incompatible way, it will still be
valuable on the OS versions that are around at the time that version
of Python gets released.


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