[Distutils] PEP439 and backward compat / easy_install / distlib

Erik Bray erik.m.bray at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 17:00:20 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Erik Bray <erik.m.bray at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think "downloading the installer" should be a side effect of
> running the installation either, but until this mess is cleaned up
> it's a necessary evil.  Yes, making things easier for users who don't
> know what they're doing is a legitimate use case.

I should clarify--when I write "until this mess is cleaned up" what I
really mean is, "as soon as most packages have wheels built for them
for a wide range of platforms".  Then I don't really see it as an
issue :)


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