[Distutils] Proposal for Distribute 0.7
Reinout van Rees
reinout at vanrees.org
Sat Oct 17 02:10:07 CEST 2009
On 2009-10-16, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> At 10:46 AM 10/16/2009 -0400, ssteinerX at gmail.com wrote:
>>This is not designed by any objective standard I'd use.
> You are correct; setuptools itself was not particularly
> designed. Eggs are, entry points are, a few other odds and ends were
> designed, but setuptools itself (and *especially* easy_install) are a
> collection of hacks upon hacks, mostly done in a rush to get
> something out the door... which as soon as it became popular, locked
> into a cycle of not having enough time to do improvements, because
> maintenance was taking so much time.
Ah, the perils of success :-) And you've had a lot of success with it. I
still remember the more-or-less painful days of having to extract and install
everything by hand.
And I remember being yealous at perl's "oh, just install x y and z" dependency
Hurray for having eggs, pypi and friends!
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