[Distutils] Improving distutils vs redesigning it (was people want CPAN)

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 07:09:18 CET 2009

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> 2009/11/12 Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com>:
>>> The discussion is pointless. If you want something better than distutils,
>>> do it.
>> David's working on it:
>> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/numscons
> "Enable to use scons within distutils to build extensions"
> I'm confused now.

In fact, David wouldn't have bothered with the distutils bits at all if I hadn't 
been so insistent that the standard "python setup.py install", etc. would 
continue to work.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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