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

Marcus Smith qwcode at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 23:08:37 CEST 2013

> virtualenv /tmp/builder
> /tmp/builder/bin/pip wheel -w /tmp/wheels -r requirements.txt

people will expect to be able to do this globally (i.e not in a
virtualenv).  that's when the headache starts

It does not try to avoid the non-problem of installing setuptools when you
> actually need it

it's a practical problem for users, due to being currently responsible for
fulfilling the setuptools dependency themselves in non-virtualenv
IMO, we need to bundle or install it for them (through dynamic installs, or
add the logic to get-pip)
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