[Python-ideas] Looking for input to help with the pip situation
elazarg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 08:06:27 EST 2017
On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 2:45 PM Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 November 2017 at 03:52, Michel Desmoulin <desmoulinmichel at gmail.com>
> And assume that stuff in any tutorial you make they know this stuff.
> > This is a strong barrier or entry IMO.
> Sure, but it's not one we can readily fix - the user hostility of
> command line environments and the compromises we have to make to abide
> by platform conventions are in the hands of operating system vendors,
> and there's only so much we can do to paper over those distinctions
> when user lock-in and putting barriers in the way of cross-device
> portability is a core part of commercial OS vendors' business models.
I don't know if you are referring to Microsoft Windows here, but I want to
note that from my personal experience the Windows subsystem for Linux
("Bash on Ubuntu on Windows") is easy to work with, so making Windows feel
(CLI-wise) like Ubuntu is not so difficult. I'm not sure how easy it is for
students to set up, but it is an option at least.
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