Author brett.cannon
Recipients brett.cannon, erdban fed, python-dev, tinchester, vinay.sajip, xiang.zhang, 鄭景文
Date 2016-06-30.19:24:49
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Activation doesn't "load" the Python interpreter in the venv; all it does is tweak shell variables to put the interpreter in venv early on PATH. I personally never use the activate.* scripts and simply directly execute the Python interpreter, e.g. venv/bin/python. The only other thing the activation script does that potentially changes semantics is the setting of $PYTHONHOME which can do manually if you need that specific bit of functionality.

You have to realize that there are over 5,000 issues open on We are all volunteers working on Python and we do our best to get through issues, but we just don't get to everything on the timeframe people prefer. I realize this issue is important to you, but basically every reported issue is important to someone so every time we prioritize anything over something else we are upsetting someone somewhere.
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