[Distutils] Deprecate MANIFEST.in
ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 17:46:18 CEST 2009
2009/4/6 Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com>:
> 2009/4/6 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
>> I mean understanding the use cases and how distutils features are used in
>> the field.
> This is of course true. But quite likely, the only one who does that
> is you. So it's up to you to document it so others can make solutions
> that are easy to understand. :)
>> I agree with you. But I 100% disagree with Tarek that the way to get there
>> is by refactoring the distutils. The distutils are stable (i.e., dead and
>> obsolete) and need to be *replaced*, not refactored.
> One of the language summit conclusions was that many of the features
> if pkg_resources should make it into the stdlib,
Some people are currently looking at that : extracting the good bits
> and that since
> distutils was stable, it was probably best to make that a new library.
That was not exactly the conclusion of the summit. The idea is to make
a light, reference library, on wich third party libraries could implements
OS-dependant features and so on. So part of the plan is to remove bdist_*, etc..
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