[Python-Dev] [Distutils] how to easily consume just the parts of eggs that are good for you

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Apr 10 01:24:46 CEST 2008

At 12:51 AM 4/10/2008 +0200, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 11:46:19PM +0100, Paul Moore wrote:
> > I find this whole discussion hugely confusing, because a lot of people
> > are stating opinions about environments which it seems they don't use,
> > or know much about. I don't know how to avoid this, but it does make
> > it highly unlikely that any practical progress will get made.
>I find that something that doesn't help at all the discussion move
>forward is that everybody has different usecases in mind, on different
>platforms, and is not interested in other people's usecases.
>Hopefuly I am wrong,

You're not wrong at all.  I have to deal with *all* the platforms and 
use cases, which makes it quite frustrating when people who haven't 
even read the requirements are making proposals to "solve" things in 
ways that break for everyone except their own niche platform+usecase 

Guido, can I borrow the time machine and go back and NOT try to 
improve on the distutils?  Or is there already too much collateral 
damage to the timeline? ;-)

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