On 18-apr-2006, at 23:10, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
There aren't all that many things that are wrong in setuptools, but some of them are essential:
- setuptools should not monkey patch distutils on import
Please propose an alternative, or better still, produce a patch. Be sure that it still allows distutils extensions like py2exe to work. The only real alternative to monkeypatching that I'm aware of for that issue is to actually merge setuptools with the distutils, but my guess is that you'll like that even less. :)
Have you considered such a merger? It's rather odd to include a package in the stdlib that monkeypatches another part of the stdlib.
For the record: I like setuptools and eggs.