[Distutils] Packaging situation + mailing list rules

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 08:31:54 CEST 2010


On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
>>> As already stated elsewhere more than once, the fact that distribute
>>> provides the setuptools Python package is a technical requirement.
>> Ah, sorry about that, I missed it. What is that technical requirement ?
>
> Distribute is a fork of Setupools, so it wants to be a drop-in
> replacement, i.e. to be used instead of setuptools with very few code
> changes.

That's not a technical requirement in any sense of the word.

David


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