[Distutils] Replacing pip.exe with a Python script

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 13:42:31 CEST 2013

On 16 July 2013 12:25, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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?
> I don't believe so - distlib bundles the compiled code.
> On the other hand, I'm missing something, as I don't see how the *current*
> exe wrappers avoid meaning that there need to be separate 32-bit and 64-bit
> versions of pip...

I thought that 64 bit Windows could run 32 bit Windows .exe files
(although I don't have a way to check this).


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