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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 10:25:03 CEST 2013

On 18 July 2013 17:50, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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.

It would actually be nice if "pkg_resources" and "setuptools-core"
were available as separate PyPI distributions, and setuptools bundled
them together with easy_install. It's a *long* way down the priority
list thing (and will likely never make it to the top, although it may
be more practical once pip vendors the bits it needs).


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