[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Sep 25 10:54:35 CEST 2014

On Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:34:31 +0100
Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I'm using it often. I'm also unsure how broken it could be. The user
site-packages is just another site-packages directory.



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