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> not because it's hard, it's really not, but because of the noise we accumulated.

In an effort to avoid the noise, would you be so kind as to point me in the direction of the current way to handle packaging in python? I don't work in Python consistently enough to be up to date on this, but every time I do it's hard for me to suss out the best way to package up and distribute the work for internal end users.




I don't know of any resource that make a good summary of everything, that is up to date and pragmatic.

The least worst is https://packaging.python.org/ but it skip major issues I know beginners have (multiple installed Python, path problems, etc), it's not clear what works on what OS. It also promotes pyproject.toml over setup.cfg, and ignore pex and nuikta.

That's one of the numerous short pocket books I should write.

Give me a book deal, I'll do it :)


Thanks for the link! I've worked with Python long enough to be familiar with those beginner issues, just infrequent enough (and even more so for stuff that needs packaged) that I've never quite been able to wade through the noise.

Also,

> not because it's hard, it's really not

and then

> Give me a book deal, I'll do it :)

gave me chuckle. Because they're both true: it's not necessarily hard, and yet despite that it still needs a short book to really tackle the subject. That's such an out of place state for something related to a core component of Python.




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