I wrote this post in 2009, more than 13 years ago.
It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree
with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit
posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what
I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in
touch and I'll fix it.
Python has one package distribution system: source files and setup.py install.
Python has two package distribution systems: setup.py install and
easy_install. And zc.buildout.
Python has three package distribution systems: setup.py install,
easy_install, and zc.buildout. And pip.
Amongst Python’s package distribution are such diverse elements as…