[Python-Dev] [Distutils] PEP 365 (Adding the pkg_resources module)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Mar 17 18:18:41 CET 2008

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
>  But I don't see any practical difference with including setuptools and
>  including a module that installs setuptools. Would you be happy with
>  the standard library including a module whose sole function was to
>  install a package that you weren't happy to include directly in the
>  standard library? I wouldn't, personally.

Actually it's quite different -- the user or administrator is in
control and they can choose not to install setuptools.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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