[Distutils] Current Python packaging status (from my point of view)

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 4 16:25:09 EDT 2016


Final note after a long thread:

Just like Nick pointed out in his original post (if I read it right) , the
pip vs the conda approach comes down to this:

Do you  want to  a system to manage the whole stack? or do you want a
system to manage Python packages?

Personally, I think that no matter how you slice it, someone needs to
manage the whole stack. I find it highly preferable to manage the whole
stack with one tool. And even more so to manage the stack on multiple
platforms with the same tool.

But others have reasons to manage part of the stack (python itself, for
instance) with a particular system, and thus only need a tool to manage the
python packages part.

Two different deployment use cases, that will probably always exist.

-CHB

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