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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Mar 17 21:09:23 CET 2008

At 02:44 PM 3/17/2008 -0500, Jeff Rush wrote:
>Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:35 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>  I'm +lots on someone giving a clear explanation of the meaning and
> >>  interrelationship of the various terms involved in this discussion
> >>  (setuptools, easy_install, pkg_resources, eggs, "package managers" as
> >>  distinct from setuptools, etc etc) so that the discussion gets some
> >>  much-needed clarity :-(
> >
> > Right. But finding someone who can explain all this is apparently
> > hard. All the owners of package managers seem busy...
>In preparing for my PyCon 2008 tutorial on eggs and buildout, I spent three
>full-time weeks carefully going over sources for distutils, setuptools and
>buildout to discover those aspects not documented.  I can explain how they
>work, although I'm not sure this is the correct forum.  I'd like to first
>offer my slides from my tutorial, 150 of them with detailed handout notes on
>many of them.
>    http://wiki.python.org/moin/buildout/pycon2008_tutorial

Wow.   I am skimming over the 44-page one on setuptools, and that is 
definitely the most comprehensive doc anyone has produced on it, 
aside from the official docs.  Thank you!

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