[$] Python packaging, visions, and unification

Post Syndicated from original https://lwn.net/Articles/920832/

The Python community is currently struggling with a longtime difficulty in
its ecosystem: how to develop, package, distribute, and maintain libraries
and applications. The current situation is sub-optimal in several
dimensions due, at least in part, to the existence of multiple,
non-interoperable mechanisms and tools to handle some of those needs. Last
week, we had an overview of Python
as a prelude to starting to dig into the discussions. In
this installment, we start to look at the kinds of problems that exist—and
the barriers to solving them.