[Distutils] PEP439 and backward compat / easy_install / distlib

PJ Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 26 19:15:08 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suspect at least 80% of packages will use some simple thing that
> comes with Python, two third party build tools will dominate, and we
> will discover interesting things that just weren't possible before. At
> least if someone wants to improve packaging we can make it easy for
> them to try without having to ask distutils-sig.

...and for that matter, without them having to monkeypatch distutils,
scrape HTML from the PyPI UI, and sandbox-execute other people's
setup.py files.  ;-)

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