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

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 7 15:38:45 EST 2017

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 5:04 AM, Thomas Jollans <tjol at tjol.eu> wrote:
> As Ivan said earlier, perhaps the Windows installers should provide a
> "python3" executable, so "python3 -m pip" works everywhere.

absolutely! I really, really thought it did!!!! (I'm amazed I never heard
from a single student getting bit by that...)

> I normally use "pip2" and "pip3", but those aren't available everywhere,
> and may be hard to support properly.

there can be multiple python2 or 3s too...

at least with:

python? -m pip install

you will get the pip that matches the python you use...

with ensurepip, having pip no installed in a python is getting less common,
so maybe this isn't needed anymore, but....



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