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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Sep 27 21:10:43 CEST 2013

On Sep 27, 2013, at 2:50 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> I add: for 2.7/3.3, there is consequently no need for _ensurepip to be in /Lib after installation, even if temporarily added*. If it is not there, there is no change the the stdlib, and hence no violation of the 'no new features' policy. The optional installation of pip is not a change to Python itself.

This sounds like a really bad idea to me. You're going to end up with a different stdlib not only by minor release, but by if they installed through an installer or not.

Donald Stufft
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