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

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 20 16:59:29 EST 2017

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Steve Barnes <gadgetsteve at live.co.uk>

> >>> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Steve Dower <steve.dower at python.org>
> >>>> My preferred solution for this is to rename "py.exe" to "python.exe"


> Note that renaming py.exe to python.exe would have several problems:
> ...

I don't understand any of this enough to have an opinion, so while I'd like
to see py.exe be renamed python.exe, let's not let "the perfect be the
enemy of good enough". So, if someone can make the case that they can
restructure the whole py.exe / python.exe thing nicely in a way that will
work, AND write the code to do it fairly quickly, then great!

Otherwise, let's at least get a python3.exe into 3.7 -- and ideally into
updates to 3.5, 3.6, and (python2.exe in this case, 2.7)

And maybe make "add to PATH" be the default in the installer.

Those are quick and simple to do, result in little disruption, and make the
whole cross-platform thing more manageable.

BTW -- does pip install a "pip3" on Windows?



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