why no python setup.py uninstall?

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 5 22:14:15 CET 2004

Peter Hansen wrote:
> Alia Khouri wrote:
>> I'm guessing that this is a non-issue for most people (-;
> Well, you've allowed all of about 1.5 days for replies
> to come, and on a weekend at that.
> Be patient.
> I would also guess it's a non-issue as well, however.
> A quick perusal of the archives (which I leave to you)
> would very likely show almost no discussion of this in
> the past few years (at least, that's what I recall).
> On your specific reason for asking: I would suggest
> just not worrying about "being extra clean about it".
> Python's generally pretty good about not messing up
> when you install a new version of something without
> uninstalling the previous version.
> -Peter

"Cleanliness is next to godliness".  Why not facilitate a cleanup?

This is not a big issue but it does deserve a response.

Colin W.

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