[Distutils] depending on setuptools is discouraged?

Michael Merickel me at m.merickel.org
Thu Oct 23 22:57:08 CEST 2014

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> As oh right now pkg_resources is part of setuptools, it’s only the downstream
> folks who split them apart. There are some decisions to make regarding splitting
> them out that I don’t know how setuptools wants to handle it.
> However once the stuff that pkg_resources provides is standardized it will be
> available as part of https://warehouse.python.org/project/packaging/ so projects
> wishing to use the standards based functionality (most of which is heavily inspired
> if not outright “stolen” from setuptools/pkg_resources) will be able to use that
> eventually.

It's great to hear that some work is being done on splitting them out,
thanks for the response!

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