[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 08:34:31 CEST 2014

On 25 September 2014 02:08, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> Indeed. Moving towards having --user as the norm is definitely
>> something we want to look at for pip. One of the biggest concerns is
>> how well-exercised the whole user site directory area is in practice.
> What do you mean by well-exercised?

Basically, although --user is available in pip (and the underlying
facilities in Python have been around for some time), it's difficult
to gauge how many people are using them, and as a result what level of
testing has happened in real-life situations. There's probably no way
to improve that much other than by making --user the default and
waiting for reports of any issues, but feedback like Mike's adds a
certain level of confidence that there are no significant problems.


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