[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 18:56:55 CEST 2013

On 12 July 2013 16:17, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> There's very little reason why a pip bootstrap script couldn't unpack a
> wheel instead of using setup.py. Infact I've advocated for this and plan on
> contributing a bare bones wheel installation routine that would work well
> enough to get pip and setuptools installed.

I've written more than one bare-bones wheel installation script myself.
They are easy to write (credit to Daniel for developing a format that's
very simple to process!). I'm happy to donate any of the code that's
useful. Here's one I've used in the past:

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