[Python-Dev] PEP 477: selected ensurepip backports for Python 2.7

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Sep 1 01:17:29 CEST 2014

On Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:00:14 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> That part of the proposal proved to be controversial, so we dropped it from
> the original PEP in order to focus on meeting the Python 3.4 specific
> release deadlines. This also had the benefit of working out the kinks in
> the bootstrapping processing as part of the Python 3.4 release cycle.
> However, we still think we should start providing pip by default to Python
> 2.7 users as well, at least as part of the Windows and Mac OS X installers.

I don't agree with this. pip is simply not part of the 2.7 feature set.
If you add pip to a bugfix version, then you have bugfix versions which
are more featureful than others, which makes things more complicated to



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