[Python-Dev] setuptools in the stdlib ([Python-checkins] r45510 - python/trunk/Lib/pkgutil.py python/trunk/Lib/pydoc.py)

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Apr 19 20:33:36 CEST 2006

On 18-apr-2006, at 23:10, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>> There aren't all that many things that are wrong in setuptools,
>> but some of them are essential:
>> * setuptools should not monkey patch distutils on import
> Please propose an alternative, or better still, produce a patch.   
> Be sure
> that it still allows distutils extensions like py2exe to work.  The  
> only
> real alternative to monkeypatching that I'm aware of for that issue  
> is to
> actually merge setuptools with the distutils, but my guess is that  
> you'll
> like that even less.  :)

Have you considered such a merger? It's rather odd to include a  
package in
the stdlib that monkeypatches another part of the stdlib.

For the record: I like setuptools and eggs.


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