[Python-ideas] install pip packages from Python prompt

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 1 03:25:37 EDT 2017

On 11/1/2017 2:54 AM, Wes Turner wrote:

> A Tk GUI for pip would need to frustratingly duplicate ~/.bash_history 
> and up-arrow to get the previous command.

No it wouldn't, as the user would not be directly issuing pip commands. 
In any case, it would be trivial to keep a list of the pip commands 
submitted behind the gui facade and even to have an optional window to 
display them.

> IDLE sucks.

Why pollute your post with stupid flame bait?  In many respects, IDLE's 
Shell is unequivocally better than interactive python in a line-oriented 
shell like Command Prompt.  Ironically, given your comment above, one of 
its improvements is keeping a history of *statements* rather than a 
history of lines.  This makes it possible to retrieve and edit a whole 
command (statement) at once, rather than in pieces (lines).

Terry Jan Reedy

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