[Distutils] pip merges wheel

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Mar 19 00:37:43 CET 2013

On Mar 18, 2013, at 02:16 PM, Lennart Regebro wrote:

>I still think it is unfortunate that we are starting to extend pip to
>be a tool for developers to create distributions. It would be better
>of pip was kept as an install tool, and we added the utilities for
>creating distributions separate.

+1.  Doesn't this violate Nick's mission for killing `setup.py install` which
IIUC is motivated by wanting to separate building and installing?

I really want pip to just be about installing and use other tools to build
source and binary distributions.


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