[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Reinout van Rees reinout at vanrees.org
Mon Oct 12 10:09:32 CEST 2009

On 2009-10-12, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Reinout van Rees <reinout at vanrees.org> writes:
>> Time for the BDFL to flip some ownership bits for setuptools in pypi.
> You appear to think the BDFL has powers outside the Python language and
> extending to third-party projects that are independent.
> Regardless of what I think of Setuptools or Distribute, I definitely am
> *very* glad the Python BDFL does not have the power to make a change to
> a third-party project as you're suggesting.

I just read the rest of the thread on python dev.  Yes, I should probably be
glad it did not happen.

OTOH, grumbl ... horrible breakage ... essential piece of infrastructure ...
allowed to persist....  I'm pretty grumpy right now.


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