Wanting a singular packaging tool/vision

Historical tangent: I was checking if I had ever written such a thing (spoiler: I kind of did) and noticed that we’re about to hit the 10 year anniversary of my writing Incremental Plans to Improve Python Packaging — Nick Coghlan's Python Notes 1.0 documentation

We’ve come a long way from that initial incremental goal of “‘./setup.py install’ must die” :slight_smile:

The “kind of” use case enumerations that I put together were:

Folks won’t find new answers in any of those, but the framing may still be useful (especially for folks just starting to explore the problem space)

(Edited to add the 3rd article reference - I initially forgot about the use cases mentioned at the end of each section in the “27 languages…” article)