[Distutils] Dynamic linking between Python modules (was: Beyond wheels 1.0: helping downstream, FHS and more)

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Thu May 21 17:33:07 CEST 2015

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Coping with this problem is also why injecting setuptools when running
> vanilla distutils projects is one of the secrets of pip's success:

Ahh! THAT is the role pip plays in building. It's the way that you get
setuptools features in a plain distutils-based package. So conda _could_
play the same trick, and inject setuptools into packages that don't use it
already, but why bother -- pip does that for us.

OK -- I'm going to try to find some time to play with this -- I do think it
will solve some of the issues I've had, and if it works well, maybe we can
move it toward a new standard of practice for conda-python-packages.

Thanks -- clarity at last!



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