On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM, Xavier Fernandez <xav.fernandez@gmail.com> wrote:
I think the point was not to say that documentation is useless (and there is some: http://flit.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ ) but that the code/implementation is much simpler than the combination of distutils/setuptools/bdist_wheel.

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 5:26 PM, Ian Cordasco <graffatcolmingov@gmail.com> wrote:

So for new python programmers (or newbie users in general) reading the entire source of another package to understand it is a better experience?

​To put that in context, flit goes for less than 600 SLOC while distutils+setuptools+wheel amount to​ over 20000 SLOC. At that ratio arguments for distutils+setuptools+wheel documentation seem unreasonable.