Anthony Baxter writes:
It's probably worth noting that the reference manual I'm writing (see the sandbox) and the existing two Distutils docs need to interact in some way. I'm not sure what that is yet, though...
I see two possibilities, and have a fairly strong preference for one:
1. Include it in the "Distributing Python Modules" document. This makes a lot of sense, since the most common users of this documentation will be people trying to make distutils do the right thing for their package. This is also not unreasonable for people trying to extend distutils to support additional compilers, binary packages, and the like.
2. Distutils could have a chapter in the Library Reference. This isn't unreasonable, it just doesn't have anything else to recommend it.
Clearly, I prefer option 1. ;-)