[Distutils] [Python-Dev] PEP 365 (Adding the pkg_resources module)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Mar 17 18:49:25 CET 2008

> But I don't see any practical difference with including setuptools and
> including a module that installs setuptools. Would you be happy with
> the standard library including a module whose sole function was to
> install a package that you weren't happy to include directly in the
> standard library? I wouldn't, personally.

If the actual code is not in Python, I'm not responsible for it. I
don't have to deal with bug reports, and I don't have to help users
with that feature. As users want to get the functionality anyway,
and out-of-the-box, I consider it a useful compromise.


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