[Distutils] PEP 439 and pip bootstrap updated

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 19:18:13 CEST 2013

The goal is that it will be equally easy to install packages built with any
build system. We are on our way.

Getting rid of an executable build script is no longer a goal. Builds
inherently need that often. But we don't want people extending distutils
against their will.
On Jul 12, 2013 11:59 AM, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
> https://gist.github.com/pfmoore/5985969
> Paul
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