[Python-Dev] New Windows installer for Python 3.5

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 16:12:18 CET 2015

On 7 January 2015 at 00:12, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2015 23:56:30 +1000
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "pip" is problematic on Linux as well (due to the pip/pip3 split at
>> the system level). Hence this section in the stdlib docs:
>> https://docs.python.org/3/installing/#work-with-multiple-versions-of-python-installed-in-parallel
> Why doesn't it recommend "pip3.4", etc. instead? Am I missing something
> about it?

Those assume a pip-binary-per-Python-implementation model which isn't
a valid assumption once Jython, PyPy, etc come into consideration.
Indirecting through the Python implementation name helps ensure
compatibility with a wider range of scenarios.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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