At 08:11 AM 4/19/2006 +0200, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
Then, about new commands. Why should I need to do "import distutils2" to do, eg, "setup.py develop"? This doesn't break backward compatibility.
The develop command uses the egg_info command. egg_info uses the setuptools enhanced MANIFEST scheme. Both make use of extended setup() arguments, and the entry points feature that allows distutils plugins to co-operate. Develop also uses easy_install... and so on.
I'm not saying it would be impossible to merge this stuff into the distutils, just that it's not a trivial undertaking.