[Python-ideas] venv *is* provided in the standard Python install on Debian/Ubuntu

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Nov 13 05:43:20 EST 2017

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:17:54 +0100
Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Wow.  I had forgotten Debian could be such a user-hostile
> > distribution.  I'm not sure what the reason would be to use it as a
> > basis for a training course in Python programming, then (other than the
> > teacher having their own ideological preferences).  
> For us, it's the *student's* preference. I believe it's better to let 
> students use the machine and environment they're used to, even if it 
> means extra trouble for the instructors.
> So, we get a healthy mix of Windows, Mac, Debian, Fedora, and sometimes 
> some surprises.

In that case the student must be ready to deal with the perils of their
own preferences.



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