Why install Hitch on the system path?ΒΆ

The instructions in quickstart tell you to install hitch on the system path like so:

$ sudo pip install hitch

Or (on Mac OS X):

$ pip install hitch

This package can be installed in a virtualenv, but there is no point to doing so, since:

  • It is just a simple bootstrapper script.
  • It contains none of the actual code to run tests.
  • It has zero dependencies so installing it will not interfere with other system packages.
  • It needs to be available on the system path so that the ‘hitch’ command can always be used.

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