Goodbye Virtual Environments?

  • Learning curve: explaining “virtual environments” to people who just want to jump in and code is not always easy
  • Terminal isolation: Virtual Environments are activated and deactivated on a per-terminal basis
  • Cognitive overhead: Setting up, remembering installation location, activating/deactivating

Enter PEP 582 — Python local packages directory

Try it Today

> piploc install requests
Successfully installed certifi-2018.11.29 chardet-3.0.4 idna-2.8 requests-2.21.0 urllib3-1.24.1
> tree -L 4
└── __pypackages__
└── 3.6
└── lib
├── certifi
├── certifi-2018.11.29.dist-info
├── chardet
├── chardet-3.0.4.dist-info
├── idna
├── idna-2.8.dist-info
├── requests
├── requests-2.21.0.dist-info
├── urllib3
└── urllib3-1.24.1.dist-info
> python -c "import requests; print(requests)"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'requests'
> pythonloc -c "import requests; print(requests)"
<module 'requests' from '/tmp/demo/__pypackages__/3.6/lib/requests/'>
pip install --user pythonloc

Installing Multiple Dependencies or Lockfiles

piploc install .
piploc install -r requirements.txt
pipenv lock --requirements
poetry run pip freeze > requirements.txt

Freezing Dependencies

pip freeze > requirements.txt
pipfreezeloc > requirements.txt

Update (2/19/19): What about …?

BINARY [ARGS] # i.e. pytest --help
pipx run BINARY [ARGS] # i.e. pipx run pytest --help





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