Please don't use "setuptools", the "rotten .egg" install system.
nagle at animats.com
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 setup.py 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.
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