[Distutils] Git plugin for setuptools
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Sep 27 20:09:21 CEST 2007
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At 12:54 PM 9/27/2007 -0400, Yannick Gingras wrote:
> I coded a Git plugin for Setuptools. I posted to the distutils
>mailing list but my message doesn't seem to show up. A spam filter
>must have eaten it.
>The plugin is here:
>I tested it, so did a random beta tester on #python. Could you review
>it? It's really simple. If it looks good, should I distribute it
>as-is or would it be best to merge it in the Setuptools distrubution?
Distribution would be best; I don't want setuptools invoking
executables on the off-chance that they're installed. It would add
overhead to every operation. To be considered for inclusion in
setuptools proper, I would need it to perform all its operations
without needing an external program, and a reference to the file
format it's using so I don't end up having to support it with no idea
how it works.
For separately distributed file-finder plugins, it's okay for them to
depend on external programs, since presumably a user who installs the
plugin has the needed programs.
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