[Distutils] Bundling pkg_resources

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 20:39:32 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 7:10 PM, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
> 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?

See my previous message. Right now the biggest difference in this
module is the fact that Distribute's
one works for GAE.

The other big difference is that if you happen to have another problem
with it in the future, you can count on an actively
maintained, community-driven project. (IOW not locked by a single
maintainer that has been AWOL for most of
the time in the past 2 years)

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