I use Python on Linux and OS X, and I'm trying to think of a good reason not to chmod my Python site-packages directory to 777. It seems like that is better to do than sudoing every time I want to make the slightest modification. Or have I gone crazy? Note that this is primarily for my development machines and not any kind of production servers.
Disclaimer: Yes, I know the caveats. It's bad to
pip install or
easy_install things that are provided by a package manager. And it's better to use a virtualenv than modify the global Python installation in most cases.