The previous chapters have actually already shown us a couple of examples, but let's reiterate and review what the most important parts actually do. The core function you will be using in this entire chapter is
For the most simple packages, the
distutils package bundled with Python will be sufficient as well, but I recommend
setuptools regardless. The
setuptools package has many great features that
distutils lacks and nearly all Python environments will have
setuptools available anyhow.
Before we continue, make sure you have the latest version of both
pip install -U pip setuptools
distutils packages have changed significantly over the last few years and the documentation/examples ...