[Distutils] should setuptools be an implicit dependency of every egg?
tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Sep 19 19:21:26 CEST 2006
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Jim Fulton wrote:
> These downsides are, in practice, pretty minor. My main objection is
> that I don't like encouraging people to be sloppy about
> dependencies. The counter argument, of course, is that the standard
> library is an implicit dependency and we are behaving as if
> setuptools is part of the standard library.
Perhaps we need a lint-like utility ('candle.py', perhaps :) which
examines a given egg, looking for issues such as imports from packages
which are not in a path synthesized from the egg's dependencies?
Tres Seaver +1 202-558-7113 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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