[Python-ideas] Moving typing out of the stdlib in Python 3.7?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Nov 6 06:47:55 EST 2017

On Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:07:56 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 November 2017 at 05:00, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5 November 2017 at 18:40, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:  
> >> I think typing shouldn't require any extra typing (ha) on Unix either.
> >> I don't remember what the rationale was for having to type
> >> "python -m ensurepip" to get pip installed, but typing is just a
> >> library, not an executable tool that may be able to mess with the
> >> system state, so I don't think it's worthwhile introducing an extra
> >> step for it.  
> >
> > Yes, I agree. I didn't realise that "give me pip" was an extra step on
> > Unix. I don't know what the arguments for doing it like that on Unix
> > were, but they certainly don't seem to apply to typing.  
> It's the default on Unix as well - you have to do "make install
> ENSUREPIP=no" to avoid getting it. (And some distros also modify their
> Python installations so that pip is missing by default)

Oh, thank you.  I stand corrected then :-)



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