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Adventures in pip land


pip has become an immensely popular tool for installing packages in Python, so much so that a bootstrap mechanism for it is now included in the standard library. But it has a dark side. Come and learn about some of the horrors that lurk within pip. Examples will include the distribute -] setuptools fork and convergence, dealing packages which attempt to use not-yet-installed dependencies, and the oh-man issue of resolving dependencies which pip still entirely punts on.


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