Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Site packages considered harmful comment 000

I don't know if it counts as a "major packaging system" (I guess not if you're referring to OS systems), but RubyGems seems to be designed to do just this:

http://onestepback.org/articles/rubygemsfacets/multipleversions.html

But it of course requires doing things with require since it's not built-in to the language (at this point). I can imagine a similar tact in Python giving people fits.

Comment on Site packages considered harmful comment 000
by ToddG

Comments:

Setuptools has a very similar scope to Gems, with very similar motivations, and probably several similar techniques.

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