[Distutils] distribute and buildout: best practices?

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Oct 13 21:22:34 CEST 2009

At 02:51 PM 10/13/2009 -0400, Jim Fulton wrote:
>Really the run-time
>code needed to support namespace packages should be split out into a
>separate package and eventually added to the standard library.

Are you volunteering?  ;-)

Seriously, MvL's namespace package PEP (#382) already takes care of 
most everything that's needed.  With it in place, the only advantage 
of setuptools' approach is the ability to add more items to a package 
__path__ after it's already imported.  (i.e., the fixup feature.)

I heartily approve of that PEP, in case it's not obvious.  I'd love 
to see it in Python 2.7, and will happily add support for it in setuptools 0.7.

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