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

Brendan Barnwell 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become outdated.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.

Brendan Barnwell
"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no 
path, and leave a trail."
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