On the pypa-dev Google group, a suggestion was raised about giving pip a way to communicate extra info to users.
This was during a thread started by Matthew Brett about pip breaking for certain macOS users due to certain TLS changes ("Impending silent breakage of pip / macOS likely to cause severe confusion"). Donald said this behavior is governed by PEP 503 and that the topic was best discussed on distutils-sig: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pypa-dev/Oz6SGA7gefo/RRXQBQSBBAAJ so I'm raising the suggestion here to continue the discussion. One of Donald's comments in response to the idea (and that occurred to me too and that I agree with) is that providing a way to communicate messages to users introduces another possible avenue for attack. A possible middle-ground could be to hard-code a message in pip. Pip could display the message in certain circumstances, e.g. in response to certain types of failures. For example, the message could tell users to check a certain URL maintained by PyPA for further information / possible announcements. What do people think? --Chris _______________________________________________ Distutils-SIG maillist - Distutils-SIG@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/distutils-sig