[Distutils] Alternate static metadata PEP submission...

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Wed Oct 21 22:57:47 CEST 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:28:06 +0200, Piotr Ozarowski <ozarow at gmail.com>
> Sure, one could just:
> | try:
> |     import setuptools
> | except ImportError:
> |     import ez_setup
> |     ez_setup.use_setuptools()
> and thus use installed version if it's available (replace
> ez_setup/setuptools with what you propose to ship in setup.py) but
> that's not what module authors do unfortunately.

I can see that I should change over to something like that. I had
my head stuck in the implementation details. It's a small
and sophisticated refinement that isn't hard to do.


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