Not sure this is actually a high priority, except for development of the feature itself.
This does work with a symlinked binary, but not with a copied one, due to issue #6.
The primary problem I see with this not working is people running into it during PEP review. Also perhaps with unit tests?
Being able to use the virtualize feature from an uninstalled python is not a must, but given that core developers and buildbots run tests from a checkout, I think too that it should work.
Thanks for the comments! I agree.
Is there a reason you're changing these from "open" to "new" status?
Either browser bug or Bitbucket bug.