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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Sep 6 06:04:42 CEST 2015

On 9/5/2015 5:03 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:

> I think a gui frontend is an even better idea. The tracker has a
> proposal to make such, once written, available from Idle.
>    https://bugs.python.org/issue23551
> I was thinking that the gui code should be in pip itself and not
> idlelib, so as to be available to any Python shell or IDE. If it covered
> multiple PMs, then it might go somewhere in the stdlib.

Inspired by this thread, I did some experiments and am fairly confident 
that pip.main can be imported and used directly, bypassing paths, 
subprocesses, and pipes.

Terry Jan Reedy

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