[Python-Dev] Distutils2 scripts

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Oct 8 14:20:50 CEST 2010

Am 08.10.2010 14:02, schrieb Fred Drake:

> Georg:
>> What happened to "python setup.py action"?  Or is this a step towards
>> not requiring setup.py at all?
> I'm in favor of add a top-level setup module that can be invoked using
> "python -m setup ...".  There will be three cases:
> - d2 projects without a setup.py, where this will invoke the module from
>   the standard library,
> - d2 projects with a setup.py, where the local setup.py will be invoked,
>   and
> - d1 projects, which always have a setup.py, which will be invoked.
> This would provide the most consistent story for package users, where the
> only command they'll need to remember (for Python versions with the setup
> module) will be
>     python -m setup ...

That's actually a very nice trick, *probably* together for a "shortcut" for
"python -m setup".


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