[Distutils] depending on setuptools is discouraged?
me at m.merickel.org
Thu Oct 23 22:23:28 CEST 2014
I'm noticing a trend that depending on setuptools is discouraged in
the install_requires of your setup.py. However, some packages like
pyramid have core features that depend on pkg_resources (which is part
of setuptools). Thus, we depend on it. As I've monitored distutils-sig
I haven't seen any talk of separating these packages. To me, requiring
the use of pkg_resources is a very valid use-case for depending on
setuptools as it provides many improvements over the basic
Since I'm not aware of a workaround for this problem, and I'm seeing
setuptools be categorically discouraged, perhaps I am just unaware and
need to be enlightened?
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