[Distutils] Replacing pip.exe with a Python script

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 13:04:39 CEST 2013

On 16 July 2013 11:28, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two thoughts for the wider audience:
> 1. Should pip re-vendor a newer version of distlib, so we have the exe
> wrappers? We currently have 0.1.1 and 0.1.2 is on PyPI.

In what way would that affect anyone?

> 2. Would writing a distutils extension class in setup.py to make the exe
> wrappers using the vendored distlib.scripts package be acceptable to remove
> the runtime dependency on pkg_resources from the wrappers?

Does that mean that an end user would need a C compiler in a situation
where they previously didn't?


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