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So what exactly is the problem with easy_install? I just recently discovered it and it seems quite nice to me.

Package discovery was annoying. With Ruby, gems, and bundler I can define my project gems and install them with 'bundle install'. Any machine I move to it does that. It's fantastic.

With node and npm you can do more or less the same thing.

Maybe with easy_install you can now, but I remember having to manually download packages and easy_install them. No package management, no easy discovery, no project dependency management.

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