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

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Oct 20 12:37:45 CEST 2009

Hanno Schlichting wrote:
> 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.

I'd put money on there being no packaging system that parses 
requirements sections out of a setup.py other that setuptools/distribute...


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