[SciPy-dev] RE: [Scipy-cvs] world/scipy/sparse setup_sparse.py,1.1,1.2

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Oct 3 06:31:09 CDT 2002

    eric> There are multiple ways to handle this.  The easiest is to
    eric> actually package scipy_base, scipy_distutils, and scipy_test into
    eric> a separate package and list it as a dependency that people must
    eric> install first....

    eric> Another approach is to make augment scipy_distutils with the
    eric> capabilities of checking the version of dependent packages and
    eric> only installing them if they don't exist or the version number of
    eric> the currently installed package is older.

Why not just distribute everything as a single, bundled, package?  Sort of a


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