[Python-Dev] PEP 453 (pip bootstrapping) ready for pronouncement?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Sep 26 18:40:39 CEST 2013

On Sep 26, 2013, at 10:28 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> Le Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:22:55 -0400,
> Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> a écrit :
>> Ideally people won't be typing either of them because it'll be
>> installed automatically. They might in some cases (accidentally
>> uninstalled pip?)
> Installing from source perhaps.

Ah yea, installing from source is the time when they'd execute it,
that slipped my mind.

>> I agree that it seems there is paranoia going on here and that the
>> risk is low and making it just be a special cased new feature is ok.
>> However the point of the underscore prefix on 2.7 and 3.3 is to more
>> effectively communicate that on these pythons you shouldn't rely on
>> that module existing.
> That's a fair argument, although it also makes the thing a bit ugly.

Yea It's not my preferred thing to do and I think that calling it just ensurepip
is fine, however I think if folks are worried about it, it could offer a compromise.

Donald Stufft
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