PEP 376

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 02:47:51 CEST 2009


On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:52 AM, Carl Banks<pavlovevidence at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 30, 12:41 pm, Tarek Ziadé <ziade.ta... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would like to propose this PEP for inclusion into Python 2.7 / 3.2
>>
>> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0376/
>>
>> It has been discussed a lot already in the distutils-SIG, but new
>> feedbacks are welcome
>>
>> there's an implementation prototype here :http://bitbucket.org/tarek/pep376/src/tip/pkgutil.py
>
> +1
>
> This seems to be a well-designed solution that corrects the ad-hoc-
> ness of installation while keeping its effects on existing tools
> small.
>
> I hate those egg-info files but I would be very happy if they'd at
> least always be in an accounted-for place.  Maybe I'd even consider
> making use of them some day.
>
> As for setuptools, I'm sure it will accommodate the change and
> probably improve itself in the process.  (And if the setuptools
> doesn't change then some other tool will grow into its niche; either
> way it'd be an improvement.)
>

Yes exactly, the plan is to try to make distutils a reference layer
for third party package managers
and if possible to become a "smaller" package later on the road.

Cheers
Tarek



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