[Catalog-sig] [Python-Dev] egg_info in PyPI

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 13:01:07 CEST 2010

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>  On 18/09/2010 11:48, David Cournapeau wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 7:39 PM, Michael Foord
>> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>  wrote:
>>>  On 18/09/2010 11:03, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>>>> That's really sad. So people will have to wait a few years to
>>>> efficiently
>>>> implement tools that they could implement today.
>>> Why a few years?
>> That's the time it will take for all packages to support distutils2 ?
> Not "all packages" support setuptools.

Sure, but supporting setuptools was kind of possible for packages
relying heavily on distutils, even if it was not simple and fragile.
Distutils2 being incompatible API-wise with distutils, I am not sure
it will be as "easy" as with setuptools. It may be, but the only way
to know is to do it, and the incentive rather unclear. It means that
anyway, a lot of infrastructure will have to support both "standards"
for the time being.



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