[Distutils] why would you ever need to specify setuptools as a dependency?

Hanno Schlichting hanno at hannosch.eu
Tue Oct 13 19:55:09 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
> Why?  Nobody will check / enforce / understand what 'install_requires'
> even means except setuptools / distribute.

To quote Toshio Kuratomi:
> It's nice for people creating system packages when you specify all of the
> packages that your runtime depends on in setup.py.

So apparently there are others who read and value this information.


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