Xavier, how is connecting and installing different from a windows popup
"this software requires changes to your firewall settings" or "requires
elevated privileges" which already happens. I am all for a two-step
process, but I think it should be more user friendly, and it can be done as
a Python command from inside the script.

If I send you a small script, it should be treated in the same way as if I
send you a program - an installer - not as a code that you should
incorporate into your already existing code base.

‪On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 2:28 AM ‫אלעזר‬‎ <elaz...@gmail.com> wrote:‬

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 2:20 AM Stephen J. Turnbull <
> turnbull.stephen...@u.tsukuba.ac.jp> wrote:
>> אלעזר writes:
>>  > Another use case, though I admit not the top priority of anyone here,
>> is
>>  > that of assignment checkers. In most courses I took at the university,
>> the
>>  > person who checks the assignments says something like "you are allowed
>> to
>>  > use only this this and this libraries", in order not to mess with
>> unknown
>>  > dependencies from tens of students (I am talking about advanced
>> courses,
>>  > where the method I use to solve the problem is unimportant or only
>> requires
>>  > explanation). With this statement they can simply state "you can import
>>  > pip".
>> In other words, you're advocating a feature that allows script writers
>> to download, install, and execute arbitrary, unsandboxed code on any
>> machine where the script is run.  That sounds ... *scary*, when put
>> that way.  Remember, you're advocating this on behalf of people who
>> by assumption are infants years below the age of consent.
>> Let me understand. Your argument is "installing pip modules is unsafe,
> and therefore we should make it less usable, where the appropriate amount
> of (un)usability is running cmd and then `pip install unsafe`" ?
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