On Jul 23, 2007, at 5:08 PM, Fred Drake wrote:
On 7/23/07, Phillip J. Eby email@example.com wrote:
Usually, people think they can get away with making "simpler" versions of Zope because they don't understand the full range of requirements which it is intended to meet. The situation with setuptools is much the same, except that sometimes now it's the Zope folks making the accusations of too many features, excess complexity, evil, etc. :)
I can't find your message, so I'm responding via Fred's.
I hope none of the "Zope folks" have said setuptools is evil. We're big fans and are adopting it whole heartedly. We want it to succeed.
Speaking for myself, I think it would benefit from being simpler. It is a lot more complex that I suspect you realize. Of course, there are things I might do differently. But it is a great accomplishment. You should be very proud of it and we are very grateful.