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

phil jones interstar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 03:25:05 CET 2008

Just a thought. What I'd really like to see is a quick 5 / 10 minute
screen-cast of using setup tools. I've been looking for one for a
couple of weeks but haven't found,

Something like this buildout example, perhaps :



phil jones

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 8:12 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
>  Paul.
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