[Python-Dev] PEP 453 Round 4 - Explicit bootstrapping of pip in Python installations

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 15:43:09 CEST 2013

On 19 September 2013 14:27, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> Major changes:
> * Removal of the option to fetch pip from PyPI in order not to modify the trust model of the Python installers
> * Consequently rename the model from ``getpip`` to ``extractpip``

If extractpip (I agree, I don't like the name, installpip is better)
only ever unpacks the bundled pip, and it's always run, why bother?
Why not just bundle pip directly into site-packages? The extra step
seems to add little or no value.


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