[Distutils] Python people want CPAN and how the latter came about

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Dec 22 20:20:17 CET 2009

> Yes, that use case is rare (and bizarre), but the desire to convert
> Windows-platform eggs to .msi or .exe installers is not so rare and does
> not present the same level of difficulty. The latter is the use case
> David was referring to, not the one you outlined.

Why do people want to do that? Can't they build the type of package they
want from the source package?


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