[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Mar 27 20:27:05 CET 2009

Olemis Lang wrote:
>> I also think the feature should go. If you want functionality that's so
>> difficult to provide when you install as a zip file, the answer is not to
>> make things more complex, but to not install as zip files.
> What about environments like Google App Engine ? I mean, AFAIK using
> ZIP files is the *official* solution to meet some quotas &
> requirements ... CMIIW anyway ...
> I mean, for example: what if someone writes an app containing
> resources like message catalogs for i18n, uploads it to GAE using ZIP
> files and still wants to use the MO files (i.e. resources) for
> translation (i.e. for anything else ...) ... Hmmmm ?

I mentioned yesterday (in the language summit) that we really need to 
get all the requirements together before we start any work. I fear that 
there are many hidden requirements (or ones that I'm personally not 
aware of, at least). I don't know gettext well enough give an answer yet.

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