The chapters thus far have covered how to write, test and, debug the Python code. With all of that, there is only one thing that remains, that is packaging and distributing your Python libraries /and applications. To create installable packages we will use the
setuptools package which is bundled with Python these days. If you have created packages before, you might remember
distutils2, but it is very important to remember that these have all been replaced by
distutils and you shouldn't use them anymore!
What types of program can we package with
setuptools? We will show you several cases: