On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Carl Meyer <carl@oddbird.net> wrote:

On 05/29/2012 08:19 AM, PJ Eby wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Erik Bray <erik.m.bray@gmail.com
> <mailto:erik.m.bray@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     This particular solution works for me.  But the point is that it can
>     be done pretty easily.  However, the lack of a setup_requires-like
>     feature still makes things pretty impossible short of shipping a copy
>     of all the required setup hooks with the projects that use them.
>     Certainly doable, but far from ideal.
> Right, and I don't think distutils2 can really add setup_requires
> without blessing a package manager.

I'm confused by this statement. distutils2 _includes_ a package manager
(pysetup); it has no need to bless an external one. What am I missing?

I might be confused; I haven't been following the goings-on of late with distutils2.  At one point, I thought the plan was not to bless or include dependency-managing installers with the stdlib, or something like that.  i.e., I thought the plan wasn't to support or bless full-service tools like buildout, easy_install, or pip, or anything comparable to them.