[Distutils] What is the official position on distutils?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Aug 30 08:38:30 EDT 2016

On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:34:22 +0100
Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> From what I know, anyone who is actually hacking into the internal
> APIs to that level tends to use only distutils (probably because as
> you say, setuptools is even worse) and therefore falls into my
> category of "people affected by distutils changes who won't mind if a
> change is made to setuptools".

Except when, as you point out, pip injects setuptools nilly-willy when
running setup.py?



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