[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Nov 7 14:56:41 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé schrieb:

> For the documentation part I am afraid it will be messy for the end
> users trying to package apps in Python *until* all PEPs
> have made it into Python.
> Although, as Ian Bicking says: we could write today some kind of
> all-in-one tutorial so end-users can work out without having to run
> after the documenation in several places.

Big +1, and I would be more than willing to include it in the standard
Python documentation, *even* if it mostly describes setuptools/distribute/pip.

When people want to package a library, they *will* look for docs in Python,
and at the moment they only find the distutils reference.  While the latter
is necessary, a more howto-like standard document is much needed.


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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