Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.
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Using setuptools features with distutils scripts

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A quick and dirty way to use setuptools commands (such as develop, bdist_egg, etc.) given a standard distutils setup.py file is to just add an "import setuptools" statement to the top of the script. This can also be done without modifying the setup.py as such:

python -c "import setuptools; execfile('setup.py')" develop

It would be cool if setuptools shipped with a script for this, or if buildutils had that functionality built-in.

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