Question #179

What does pip stand for?

First introduced as pyinstall in 2008 by Ian Bicking (the creator of the virtualenv package) as an alternative to easy_install, pip was chosen as the new name from one of several suggestions that the creator received on his blog post. According to Bicking himself, the name is an acronym for "Pip Installs Packages". (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip_(package_manager))


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