[Distutils] patch: solving the two major things that people dislike about setuptools, part 1

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Nov 25 14:40:41 CET 2008

At 07:39 AM 11/25/2008 +0100, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>I am not surprised you rejected it. You are not open to any suggestion,
>and consider only your usecases from your point of view.

On the contrary; it's users who *don't* control their systems whose 
usecase this particular feature supports.  It has no personal value 
to me whatsoever.

Until this feature was added to setuptools, the most frequent bug 
report for easy_install was, "I installed foobar 1.2 with 
easy_install but I'm still importing foobar 1.1...  this program sucks."

Personally, I'm just as bitter about people who insist on thinking 
that their use cases are the only ones that exist, and seem to 
wilfully ignore my repeated explanations of what groups of people 
will be hurt by their "fixes".

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