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

Jerry Hill malaclypse2 at
Wed Jan 18 16:28:12 EST 2012

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM, John Nagle <nagle at> wrote:

>  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.

Please don't use any projects that are built with "setuptools" or "easy"
installation systems.  Problem solved.

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