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

Stephan Houben stephanh42 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 10:34:20 EST 2017

One (smaller) suggestion on the PATH situation on Windows:

I noticed that Visual C++ Build Tools installs a number of  "Command
under its Start menu item, each of which starts a cmd.exe with appropriate
set to the appropriate compiler (32/64 bits or ARM cross-compiler), and
assorted environment variables set to the appropriate include/library

Could we do something similar for Python?

I.e., Install under the "Python 3.6" start menu an additional
"Python command prompt", which will
start cmd.exe with an appropriate PATH so that python and pip
run without further prefix.

That way, the installer still doesn't need to mess with global PATH and you
easily have multiple versions of Python, each with their own
"Python command prompt" submenu.

At least for Windows users this would simplify the situation a bit.


2017-11-06 23:53 GMT+01:00 Ivan Pozdeev via Python-ideas <
python-ideas at python.org>:

> On 07.11.2017 1:48, Chris Barker wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Michel Desmoulin <
> 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.
> ...Maybe they should?
> (This is python-ideas, after all ;-) )
> --
> Regards,
> Ivan
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