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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 20:24:09 CET 2009

On 2009-12-22 13:20 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> 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?

Not necessarily on Windows.

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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