[Pythonmac-SIG] Solution to some SWIG Install problems on Mac OS X

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu Dec 15 07:46:24 CET 2005

On 15-dec-2005, at 1:53, Bob Ippolito wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2005, at 10:15 AM, Christopher Barker wrote:
>> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>> However, setuptools is also useful for pure Python development,
>> Bob, what do you see as the future of setuptools? Will in be in the
>> standard
>> lib in future versions?
> Not in any immediate future version, but it really doesn't matter.
> The majority of packages that use setuptools include the ez_install
> script, which bootstraps the downloading and installation of
> setuptools if necessary.

That's IMHO an important feature of setuptools: it seriously reduces
the amount of work you have to do to install packages that are not
part of the standard library (especially for packages that have
dependencies on other packages).


> -bob
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