[Python-ideas] High time for a builtin function to manage packages (simply)?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Sep 5 17:38:01 CEST 2015

On Sat, Sep 05, 2015 at 04:08:24PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano writes:
>  > You say "of course", but did you actually look at the python-list 
>  > archives? If you do, you will see posts like these two within the last 
>  > 24 hours:
> So let's fix it, already![1]  Now that we have a blessed package
> management module, why not have a builtin that handles the simple
> cases?  Say
>     def installer(package, command='install'):
>         ...

Python competes strongly with R in the scientific software area, and R 
supports a built-in to do just that:



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