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

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Nov 25 14:33:47 CET 2008

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> 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".

It has nothing to do with what group of people are hurt; setuptools
breaks standard behavior of python. If every developer took the same
approach, and decided to "fix" their bug reports by breaking the general
system behavior, I am sure you would be annoyed by it too.


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