[Distutils] Self-contained boostrap scripts [was: Re: A new, experimental packaging tool: distil]

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 14:31:17 CET 2013

On 28 March 2013 13:11, Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I don't know if it's that important to distinguish between the two. I found the approach I'm using with distil to be a tad more flexible in my case. A runnable zip has the advantage that it's harder to tinker with, but with the way distil.py is at the moment, you can tweak e.g. its logging just by changing distil.py. (At some point soon it will have an optional configuration file to control some aspects of its behaviour, but that's by the by.) It also does a bit of processing to process -e and -p and relaunches with a new Python interpreter if needed - developing this logic was quicker because I didn't have to add my changes to the .zip each time I tweaked something.

Good point.

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