2010/1/23 P.J. Eby email@example.com:
At 01:00 PM 1/23/2010 +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
3 - dir_util, archive_util and file_util are going to be removed in favor of calls to shutil.
By removed, do you simply mean that distutils will stop using them, but the modules will still be there? (i.e., deprecated and phased out, rather than simply dropped from existence altogether.)
I'll use the same strategy than sysconfig :
- if the API is just moved to another place and works exactly the same way (e.g. like what's planned for make_archive), it will be dropped, and the documentation will refer to the new place.
- if the API is removed for good, it'll follow a deprecation process
IOW the short term impact for Setuptools (and therefore Distribute) will be to change a few imports for relocated APIs to be 2.7 compatible.