[Distutils] RE: Opening up backdoors to 'setup()'

Paul F. Dubois dubois@users.sourceforge.net
Fri, 25 Aug 2000 21:08:18 -0700

My not wanting to run "python setup.py ..." in a pipe has more than just
persnickity wishes for elegance behind it.

(a) I would have to write setup.py somewhere, with all the usual annoyances
connected with creating a temporary file; not serious but annoying.

(b) I don't know WHICH python will get run by the above statement. In
particular I might not get the one interpreting me now; again, solvable but
annoyingly so. In my case this would be a VERY bad error, as I would install
something into the wrong Python.