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pip should translate the most common error messages into plain english #3573
As described in #942, the most common problem new users have with pip is that they don't have a C compiler installed. The messages telling them this are platform-specific and unhelpful.
I realize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution here, because
So, if you can't find vcvarsall.bat, or if you see the text from xcode indicating that the EULA hasn't been agreed to yet, or