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

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Sep 10 05:44:05 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 8:37 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> writes:
>> […] in the short term, it would help a lot of pip at startup took a
>> peek at $PATH and issued some warnings or errors if it detected the
>> most common types of misconfiguration? (E.g. the first python/python3
>> in $PATH does not match the one being used to run pip.)
> Isn't that something that would be better in the Python executable
> itself? Many commands would be better with a (overridable) default
> behaviour as you describe.

While that's debatable, any plan that only benefits users of python
3.6+ is a non-starter is a non-starter, given that the goal here is
short-term harm reduction.


Nathaniel J. Smith -- http://vorpus.org

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