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

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Mar 28 16:39:18 CET 2013

Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne <at> nexb.com> writes:

> Conceptually I find these no different from setup.py scripts, and
> these have been mostly normalized (or at the minimum have a
> conventional name and a conventional if not specified interface.)

Except that you programmatically interface (to distutils or setuptools) with
setup.py, which is not the case with virtualenv or distil.

> I feel this is worth discussing as bootstrapping is where everything begins :)

Oh, certainly it's worthy of discussion - I wasn't meaning to imply otherwise.


Vinay Sajip

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