[Distutils] RFC: Updating PEP 345
tseaver at palladion.com
Sat Apr 11 20:09:01 CEST 2009
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Jim Fulton wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2009, at 8:20 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
>> Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>>> I don't think it's a good idea to have a different name in PKG-INFO
>>> and in the arguments to describe
>>> the same element. we should have the same name everywhere for
>>> consistency at the end.
>>> I don't see anything wrong about adding a simple deprecation warning
>>> here, It won't happen again
>>> for quite a while.
>>> Distutils already had some argument name changes like that for
>>> backward compatiblity (licence<->license) but they were not
>>> displaying any warning.
>> What would be the problem with having both sets work and not
>> deprecate either? (ie: make them synonyms of each other?)
> It violates toowtdi.
BBB concerns often trump TOOWTDI.
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