[Python-Dev] [Distutils] [Catalog-sig] accept the wheel PEPs425, 426, 427
donald.stufft at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 17:49:45 CET 2012
Distutils is not good enough for the vast majority of people. Even for what it
does, it does not do it well. It is a library that is user hostile and buggy. It was
a fine first revision of packaging, but the Python community needs something
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM, a.cavallo at cavallinux.eu wrote:
> 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 (mailto: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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