Please don't use "setuptools", the "rotten .egg" install system.

John Nagle nagle at
Wed Jan 18 13:24:09 EST 2012

   Please don't use "setuptools", the so-called "easy"
installation system in your packages.  It just makes things
more complicated, adds dependencies, and needs too many weird
options if things aren't exactly where it wants them.  Since
"setuptools" is non-standard, it has to be installed before
installing other things.

In particular, if you're using

	somepython install

don't require setuptools.  Setuptools isn't doing anything
for anybody at that point.

"egg" files are usually more trouble than they're worth.

				John Nagle

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