[Distutils] Installing large applications

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Jun 17 05:30:19 EDT 2004

Flavio Codeco Coelho <fccoelho at fiocruz.br> writes:

> I have been following this discussion for a long time and I am happy
> to see that at least, there is general agreement about the fact that
> distutils needs a lot of improvement to live up to Python's
> reputation of a clear and straightforward (therefore efficient)
> developing environment.

People who say this are obviously too young to remember the World
Before Distutils :-)

Not that what we have now doesn't have problems, but it's easy to
forget the things distutils does well...


  In that case I suggest that to get the correct image you look at
  the screen from inside the monitor whilst standing on your head.  
               -- James Bonfield, http://www.ioccc.org/2000/rince.hint

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