[Distutils] Some negative press for easy_install

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Feb 9 20:55:21 CET 2006

On Feb 9, 2006, at 10:38 AM, Andrew Straw wrote:

> This way, setup.py can be setuptools-aware without doing 'import
> setuptools', but the user would have to do:
> python -c "import setuptools; execfile('setup.py')"

Maybe we should get an easy_setup that does this?  easy_install is  
fine if you want to install, but not if you want to bdist_egg or use  
any of the other setuptools-specific features.


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