[Distutils] Bundling pkg_resources

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Mon Nov 30 19:10:29 CET 2009

2009/11/30 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>

> At 07:16 PM 11/30/2009 +0200, cool-RR wrote:
>> Well, that sort of sucks. And this is my motivation for bundling the
>> `pkg_resources` from Distribute. The last thing I want is having my software
>> fail for my users because of setuptools while I have Distribute installed
>> locally and can't see the bug on my computer.
> That's *really* unlikely.  Setuptools' runtime functionality (i.e.,
> pkg_resources) has an extremely low bug count.  There have actually been
> more new pkg_resources bugs in Distribute's version of it (due to their
> changes) than there are outstanding reported bugs in the original
> pkg_resources.

Now I'm confused. If that's true, what reason is there to use Distribute's
`pkg_resources` at all?

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