[Python-Dev] Wow, I think I actually *get* it now!

Paul Moore 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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