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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Jul 19 01:24:16 CEST 2013

On Jul 18, 2013, at 7:20 PM, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Daniel Holth <dholth <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> PJE is correct that if we surprise people with non-pkg_resources
>> console_scripts then we will break things for people who are more
>> interested in a working packaging experience.
> Do you mean that you think multiple versions have to be supported, and that's 
> why console scripts should remain pkg_resources  - dependent?
> If you don't think that multiple version support is needed, then the non-
> pkg_resources versions of the script should be able to locate the function to 
> call from the script, assuming it can import the module. Are you saying that 
> the import or function call will fail, because the distribution didn't 
> reference setuptools as a dependency, and yet expects it to be there?
> Regards,
> Vinay Sajip
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I think the point is that people might be dependent on this functionality and changing it out from underneath them could break their world.

Donald Stufft
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