>>> import pip
>>> pip.main(['install', 'boltons'])
Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): boltons in
./anaconda/lib/python3.5/site-packages
0

This is easy, short, and uses existing syntax and an existing module.  Yes,
I know technically the API isn't promised; I wouldn't object to making that
API official.  But PLEASE, no new syntax for doing this!

Btw. On failure:

>>> pip.main(['install', 'nonesuch'])
Collecting nonesuch
  Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement nonesuch (from
versions: )
No matching distribution found for nonesuch
1


On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 3:46 PM, אלעזר <elaz...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:40 AM Paul Moore <p.f.mo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 19 September 2016 at 23:13, אלעזר <elaz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Alternative syntax might be that of import decorators
>> >
>> > @from_pip("attrs")
>> > import attr
>>
>> At which point you may as well just (insert disclaimer about "using
>> pip's internal API isn't supported" here, and glossing over the fact
>> that pip doesn't yet have an install function with this API) do
>>
>> import pip
>> pip.install('attrs')
>> import attr
>>
>
> Please forgive me for my ignorance, but it doesn't work as written -
> what's the actual method?
>
> Elazar
>
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