[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Jul 11 16:20:26 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> On Jul 11, 2013, at 9:33 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> The pip executable script/wrapper currently uses setuptools entry points
> and wrapper scripts. I'm not a fan of those, so I'd be happy to see the
> change you suggest, but OTOH they have been like that since long before I
> was involved with pip, and I have no idea if there are reasons they need to
> stay that way.
> Typically the reasoning is because of the .exe wrapper.

And if people want to promote the -m option then the executable scripts
just become a secondary convenience. Plus you can't exactly require
setuptools to create those scripts at install-time with Python if that's
when they are going to be installed.
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