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