[Python-Dev] updating ensurepip to include wheel

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Fri Aug 7 17:13:33 CEST 2015

>Please don't add extra pain for purity and
>make sure that ensurepip installs "pip" and
>not "slow pip until you install wheel in the venv".

This is a really good point -- other than purity, what is the downside?

Arguably, the only reason setuptools, pip, and wheel are not in the
standard library are because the need a more rapid development/release

Ensurepip is the way to get the best of both worlds -- why not make it complete?


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