Why and How to make a Requirements.txt

TL;DR: $ pip freeze > requirements.txt

Why not just write pretty code and push it to GitHub like a happy little clam, and not worry about making a requirements.txt? If my code runs on my computer, why should I give a care about my python environment? What even is a python environment? Perhaps a reticulated python’s terrarium?

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Robert Boscacci

Robert Boscacci

Author of “The Spring of Sight”, expected publication late 2022