[Python-Dev] Wow, I think I actually *get* it now!
p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 00:12:25 CET 2008
On 20/03/2008, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> Actually, this information is VERY helpful. It makes it blindingly
> obvious to me now that the difference between loving and hating
> setuptools is whether you're *intentionally* using it, or whether it
> shows up in your ecosystem uninvited.
Exactly. I never thought to express that, but it precisely explains my
situation as well.
> Hm. So it seems to me that maybe one thing that would help is a
> "Setuptools Haters' Guide To Setuptools" -- that is, *short*
> documentation specifically written for people who don't want to use
> setuptools and want to minimize its impact on their systems. I could
> probably write something like that fairly easily, now that I have
> some idea of what to go in it, more than, "the existing documentation
> sucks". :)
> Can I count on some non-assimilated persons' help in critiquing such
> a document and suggesting any topics I miss?
I would do so. (From a Windows user's perspective).
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