[Distutils] setuptools for py 2.7 windows

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jun 18 22:23:55 CEST 2010

At 08:24 AM 6/18/2010 +0200, Lennart Regebro wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 17:20, Adam GROSZER <agroszer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Someone please make a setuptools-0.6c11.win32-py2.7.exe.
>Just out of interest: Why are these versions needed?

If you're asking why there are different .exe's for different Python 
versions, it's because currently, different modules and entry points 
are included, based on Python version.  Distutils on Python 2.3, for 
example, does not include an 'upload' command, so setuptools provides 
one there.  But on 2.4+, it is not necessary for setuptools to 
provide it, since it is already included.

>Their isn't any
>C-code in setuptools, doesn't the source version work just as well?

There are .exe's so that Windows users don't have to do a lot of 
extra manual steps to get the installation process started, and so 
that they can uninstall via the Windows control panel.

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