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

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Thu Mar 20 16:07:55 CET 2008

At 12:58 AM 3/20/2008 -0400, Tres Seaver wrote:
>A lot of setuptools warts are driven by related design problems in the
>distutils, such as the choice to use imperative / procedural code for
>everything:  a declarative approach, with hooks for cases which actually
>need them (likely 5% of existing packages) would have made writing tools
>on top of the framework much simpler.  It is ironic that Python is *too
>powerful* a tool for the tasks normally done by distutils / setuptools:
>  a more restricted, and thererfore introspectable, configuration-driven
>approoach seems much cleaner.


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