[Catalog-sig] [Distutils] pre-PEP : Synthesis of previous threads, and irc talks + proposals
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Oct 7 20:42:24 CEST 2008
At 10:07 AM 10/7/2008 -0400, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>The -m feature of setuptools is nice, but it activates one version at
>a time, and
>this is globlal to Python unless each application is handling the
>wich is pretty heavy.
With or without the -m switch, scripts installed by setuptools will
find the version they are specified to use, without the user needing
to do anything. So, you can have a default version of an egg (used
by the interpreter and non-setuptools scripts), and then some
non-default versions that are used by scripts.
zc.buildout and virtualenv also have their own ways of accomplishing
the same thing, e.g., by hardcoding paths in an installed script.
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