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

Fred Drake fdrake at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 13:31:40 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:05 AM, kiorky <kiorky at cryptelium.net> wrote:
> buildout, zc.recipe.egg and others recipes flavors do.

These tools don't parse setup.py; they execute setup.py in a
constrained context (possibly a separate process; don't recall
offhand) in order to collect the metadata.

Parsing the setup.py would be insane.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." --Henry Miller

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