Nobody expects Python packaging!
I wrote this post in 2009, more than 14 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 It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect.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
Python has two package distribution systems:
setup.py install and
Python has three package distribution systems:
Amongst Python’s package distribution are such diverse elements as…