[Python-Dev] [Distutils] [Catalog-sig] accept the wheel PEPs425, 426, 427

a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu
Tue Nov 13 17:31:05 CET 2012

Distutils is good enough: it could be better but for what is required
(essentially copying files and creating packages installers) is fine. The only
corner case is an absolute pain in the neck is in the cross compile scenario.

Currently I don't have *any* need for "auto" tools (setuptools and descendants).
As an example I always advice to avoid like a plague anything that depends on
setuptools... with all the due respect I think is the poor's developer attempt to
play the sys admin game.

Even virtual env is a poor work around on the python interpreter not being
relocatable (as in a portable app fashion).


On Tue 13/11/12 16:10, "Ronald Oussoren" ronaldoussoren at mac.com wrote:
> On 13 Nov, 2012, at 16:00, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail
> .com> wrote:
> > I want to remove distutils from the standard
> library.
> Why? Distutils may not be perfect, but is usable for basic packages. It
> could even be enhanced to support these peps and be even more useable,
> although patches for that would run into the self-imposed freeze of
> distutils development.
> Ronald
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