Greg Ward writes:
Two reasons: 1) time availability, 2) I don't know the new API and can't test it in any case, and 3) -- no, THREE reasons! -- msvccompiler.py can
I sent the note to the list so that people who can would be aware of it and could make the changes -- I really didn't expect you to make the changes. ;)
either use the API provided by win32api and win32con or that provided by the-module-formerly-known-as-winreg, because they are quite similar interfaces. If we switch to the (presumably nice and OO) interface provided by winreg (not _winreg!), then compatibility with win32api/win32con for Python 1.5.2 would go away.
This is a more substantial reason.
No wait, FOUR reasons: it ain't broken.
Counter: The old winreg has never been part of a stable release.