[Python-Dev] 3.5 release schedule PEP

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Thu Sep 25 17:43:59 CEST 2014

> On Sep 25, 2014, at 4:54 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> 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.

Broken like the prefix problem :)

Basically people have Python in a ton of different configurations and it’s
hard to figure out if —user will work out of the box in all of them or not.

Donald Stufft
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