Issue #223 resolved

subprocess .pth problems on upgrade

eduardo schettino
created an issue

the docs for subprocess measurement suggests you to create .pth file with the content:

import coverage; coverage.process_startup()

The problem is that after I uninstall coverage this brokens python. To fix this i did like this:

$ cat cov_multi.pth 
import cov_start; cov_start.cov_start();
$ cat cov_start.py
def cov_start():
    try:
        import coverage
        coverage.process_startup()
    except ImportError:
        pass

I got this error while trying to update coverage. You mentions this .pth thing being a hack... Anyway, i guess would be nice to have this mentioned in docs.

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