[Python-ideas] Looking for input to help with the pip situation

Thomas Jollans tjol at tjol.eu
Tue Nov 7 08:07:38 EST 2017

On 2017-11-06 23:53, Ivan Pozdeev via Python-ideas wrote:
> On 07.11.2017 1:48, Chris Barker wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Michel Desmoulin
>> <desmoulinmichel at gmail.com <mailto:desmoulinmichel at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     I know and you still:
>>     - have to use py -m on windows, python3 linux, python in virtualenv...
>> can't you use python3 -m pip install .....
>> everywhere?
> You can't. Windows versions don't create versioned executables. Got
> bitten with this myself.

Once you're worked around that in the first place (lesson: "this is how
you start Python"), then figuring out whether you need "python -m pip"
or "python3 -m pip" shouldn't be a big deal.

Still the fact that the way you call Python is different on different
platforms is rather unfortunate.

-- Thomas

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