[Distutils] GUI for Python package Management

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Jan 31 00:03:50 CET 2009

David Lyon <david.lyon at preisshare.net> writes:

> In other languages, you just use the one tool..

That's misleading. In well-designed systems, you use any of a number
of different *tools*, all of which use the same back-end *library
interface* (which might effectively mean “the same library” or
“mutliple libraries coded to the same interface”).

If the only workable back-end is a single tool, then that tool
effectively becomes the back-end library and people bolt on multiple
tools as front-ends to it. But that seems inferior to a true reusable
library that is intended for use in implementing front-end tools.

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Ben Finney

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