[Python-ideas] Looking for input to help with the pip situation
brenbarn at brenbarn.net
Sun Nov 12 11:59:19 EST 2017
On 2017-11-12 05:18, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> * the `pip install` option really is nicer looking than `python -m pip
> install`, and it only has actual problems in the presence of multiple
> Python versions and when upgrading pip itself on Windows (plus: lots
> of third party guides recommend it, as do pypi.org project pages)
Is there any *advantage* to using `pip install` instead of `python -m
install`? If not, could we at least change everything under Python/pip
control (e.g., pip documentation) to never recommend `pip` and always
recommend `python -m pip` instead, and encourage all third-party
documentation to always use `python -m pip` and never use `pip`?
Obviously this isn't a full solution, but in the end there's no way we
change external third-party documentation, which will always eventually
become outdated. Absent that, it seems worthwhile to regularize
existing official documentation.
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no
path, and leave a trail."
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