[Distutils] Why I like eggs (or similar mechanisms) and my thoughts on future of buildout

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 12:44:25 EDT 2016

On 22 August 2016 at 02:38, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> I think shelling out is a reasonable approach for certain operations if the
> tool you're shelling out to is designed for it. When we write command-line
> programs, we often think about users typing in commands at a terminal, and
> design things that are flexible and somewhat smart. If shelling out is to be
> an API, the commands need to be predictable and dumb.

And even then providing a decent error reporting API can be quite
difficult compared to the in-Python error reporting options with full
exception support.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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