The perils of multiple Pythons

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 16:40:49 EDT 2018


On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 6:22 AM, justin walters
<walters.justin01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 3:30 AM, Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On 4/30/18 1:15 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> >>
>> >> https://xkcd.com/1987/
>> >>
>> >> So.... take-away is: On a Mac, just use Homebrew.
>> >>
>> >> (Cue the angry hordes telling me how wrong I am.)
>> >>
>> >
>> > My take-away (though not really, since I held this view before this
>> > morning): pick a way and stick to it.
>>
>> Well, yes. Until that way stops working, in which case you have to try
>> another way. And that's when the problems start...
>>
>> ChrisA
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>
> I feel like this problem is pretty handily solved by virtual environments.
> Also, if a single project requires all of this,
> perhaps Python isn't the best choice for the project.

Some of it is definitely solved by venvs. But which Python binary do
you use? And is venv installed? Do you need to install virtualenv
first? How do you... etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. Endless fun!

ChrisA


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