[Distutils] Comments on PEP 426

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 30 11:13:49 CEST 2013

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> We also need to officially bless pip's trick of forcing the use of
> setuptools for distutils based setup.py files.

What does official blessing mean in practice? Is pip to be wedded to
setuptools forever, or might it one day have the possibility of being
implemented differently? If so, why should any comment be made about what is
an implementation detail?


Vinay Sajip

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