[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
>version switch,
>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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