Time for a Python "distribution" ? was:Not enough Python library development

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at NAREX.com
Thu Jul 5 23:47:27 CEST 2001


> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paulp at ActiveState.com]

<snip>

> 
> Here's what an ActivePython user does to install 3 out of 4 those
> modules:
> 
> pyppm install Numeric
> pyppm install egenix-mx-base
> pyppm install PIL
> 

Which is just begging for someone to do:

  try:
    import Numeric
  except ImportError:
    import pyppm
    pyppm.install('Numeric')
    import Numeric

<wink>?

seriously-though-I'd-never-have-played-with-Numeric-if-not-for-pyppm'ly
y'rs
-- bjorn




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