[Distutils] distribute 0.6.10 and convert_2to3_doctests

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Jan 31 01:08:57 CET 2010

On Jan 29, 2010, at 11:03 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

>Yes, that's how Jinja does already for example, using Setuptools's
>pkg_resources :
>__version__ = __import__('pkg_resources').get_distribution('Jinja2').version

And that's different yet again from what PJE suggests.  This is screaming for
a blessed API to be pushed into the stdlib.

(BTW, why use __import__() there?)

>see http://dev.pocoo.org/projects/jinja/browser/jinja2/__init__.py
>Notice that this pkg_resources browsing feature would be in Distutils
>once PEP 376 is accepted, so until then, I could probably backport in
>Distribute the setup.cfg feature.

That would be cool.
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