[Distutils] Proposal for Distribute 0.7

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 02:33:25 CEST 2009

On Oct 16, 2009, at 8:10 PM, Reinout van Rees wrote:

> 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
> handling experience.
> Hurray for having eggs, pypi and friends!

Here's to catching up with Perl and Ruby and maybe even passing them,  


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