[Distutils] Distribute and setuptools: what are the differences

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Tue Oct 13 18:11:03 CEST 2009

I think I have come to the same conclusion. There are a couple of 
features I use from setuptools but I feel it might just be better to 
produce my own custom code for that.

Michael Whapples
On -10/01/37 20:59, Floris Bruynooghe wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 02:48:34PM +0100, Michael Whapples wrote:
> [...]
>> and I am very much now thinking to avoid
>> setuptools/distribute.
> Nothing wrong with that, if you don't need any of the features
> provided by setuptools/distribute then using them is pointless extra
> dependency.  I've always avoided using them in my packages since I see
> no convincing benefit compared to downsides, that way users have the
> choice to use plain distutils or easy_install.  And I see not forcing
> setuptools/distribute on users as a feature.
> Regards
> Floris

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