[Distutils] Some clarifications and/or corrections to PEP 376

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at dekkers.ch
Mon Jan 7 14:30:56 CET 2013

At Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:43:13 +0000,
Paul Moore wrote:
> On 4 January 2013 11:06, Antonio Cavallo <a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu> wrote:
> > And I'm talking about **applications** (eg. some code + some library
> > depending on an installed python stack) vs **libraries** (code simply
> > installed along the current python stack).
> That's the point, though. In general, distutils installs Python
> packages, which are *libraries*, not *applications*.

I've got a lot of python applications on my system and AFAIK those are
all installed by distutils / distribute. They are almost all installed
using the debian packages, but those debian packages are created using
distutils / distribute.

I don't think it's useful to the make the distinction and it is not
easy to make anyway (django also installs the django-admin command, so
it is a library or an application?).

Kind regards,

Jeroen Dekkers

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