[Distutils] Q about best practices now (or near future)

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 18 09:50:49 CEST 2013

> It's for more reasons than it's in the standard library. setuptools has

> had a lot of misfeatures and a good bit of the angst against not using
> setuptools was due to easy_install not setuptools itself.

It's hard to disentangle the two - it's not as if the easy_install functionality is completely separate, and it's possible to change its behaviour independently. Another thing about setuptools which some don't especially like is that generated scripts reference pkg_resources, for no particularly good reason. 


Vinay Sajip

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