I can definitely understand the argument about tools like pip, npm, gem, … cluttering your workspace, breaking libraries. I also understand that you might not want to install the full Python runtime, just to try a script…
But damn! I don’t want to download a full distro and install python in this distro only to run a script!
There must be a way to install the python runtime in a chrooted env, and only run that, right?
I really, really like this idea. I keep finding neat applications, but I have zero interest in dealing with rbenv and pip and npm and whatever other ridiculous, fragile, polluting tools that are required by “cool” apps these days. With the right caching, I can see a world whereby I employ most tools via a well known docker container