On 05/29/2012 02:01 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Carl Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: On 05/29/2012 08:19 AM, PJ Eby wrote: > 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.
Right, yeah, the plans in this area were fluid for awhile, but the eventual conclusion was that the stdlib should have a command-line utility capable of installing packages with dependencies. That exists in default branch now; it's called pysetup. It doesn't have nearly all the features of easy_install, buildout, or pip, but it can install packages from an index with deps.