[Distutils] Working environment

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Sun Mar 12 20:04:56 CET 2006

Jim Fulton wrote:
>  > isn't
>> the same as coding the configuration file in the script.  That might 
>> be okay too, but config+script isn't the same as a script, it's 
>> something else.
> OK, we disagree. People encode this sort of information in scripts
> now,  Saying it is something else doesn't make it so.  If no one else
> is interested in this, we'll try to figure something out and share what
> we've learned.

Maybe I should clarify what I mean.  The script that setuptools 
generates, as enumerated in the setup.py file, isn't something that 
would naturally be bound to any configuration file.  There's not a 
one-to-one mapping between those scripts, an installation, and a single 
configuration file.  That *a* script might be bound to a configuration 
file, sure.  Such a binding might also include any number of environment 
setups; the typical items in a shell script.

Unless you are thinking about a different kind of configuration than I 
am.  I suppose configuration like an enumeration of activated plugins 
would seem to fit more closely with a working environment.

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