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Re: Down with PYTHONPATH!

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Down with PYTHONPATH!
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:03:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Konrad,

Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> skribis:

> Nowadays, in the wider world (beyond Guix), PYTHONPATH is mainly a
> newbie trap. Experienced pythonistas have abandoned it for virtual
> environments. So if it can be turned into a mechanism for supporting
> Guix environments with a name change, I doubt anyone would complain
> about standard PYTHONPATH being gone.

How does virtualenv work, if not by setting PYTHONPATH?

Setting up an environment all about augmenting the search path, so I
naively thought that virtualenv sets PYTHONPATH or the corresponding
Python variable.


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