[IPython-dev] Adding setupttols to iptyhon's setup.py

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 17:38:27 EST 2007

Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2007 9:02 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We could also simply make an setupegg.py file that import setuptools
>> and then does an execfile on setup.py.  That is how matplotlib handles
>> it as I recall.
> Hint: there is already eggsetup.py :-)

AFAICT, that's a script solely for your or Fernando's benefit, not anyone
else's. For it to be generally useful, it shouldn't add your local site-packages
directory and it shouldn't delete anything.

And why is there also setup_bdist_egg.py? Release scripts belong in tools/.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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