[Distutils] the virtualenv-distribute mess

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Oct 20 12:29:38 CEST 2009

Tres Seaver wrote:
>> Huh? Why? I just don't buy this. We've effectively had a bdfl 
>> pronouncement that setuptools is dead. distribute 0.6 *is* now the "live 
>> supported setuptools" so any project that relies on the package called 
>> "setuptools" should now be using the "distribute" distribution...
> Are you being wilfully ignorant here, Chris?  he BDFL doesn't "control"
> setuptools, because it is a *third party package*.

Why is why an area as fundamentally important as this should be in the 
stdlib and not at the whim of third party developers ;-)


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