2009/6/30 Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org:
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:32 AM, Nick Coghlanncoghlan@gmail.com wrote:
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
If no one objects, I'd like to push PEP 376 in the "accepted" status and go ahead with its implementation, with continuous feedback at Distutils-SIG as we did to build it.
I think this isn't quite the process. In the past, every PEP required BDFL pronouncement, which you should now seek.
Agreed. While Guido is highly likely to just accept the distutils-sig consensus on something like this, that doesn't eliminate the need for him to actually *say* that he is approving the PEP on that basis.
So what *is* the distutils-sig consensus?
The consensus is to have one and only one way to install distributions in Python, and a way to retrieve information on installed distributions, and their files.
And is there consensus outside of it? (Remember the ipaddr debacle. It's easy for people to miss an important PEP.)
I am not sure who you are thinking about,
I am blogging a lot on the topic and I am trying to get key players involved in this, like os packagers etc.
We've built this PEP in respect with existing tools like setuptools, etc, and I am sending mails at python-dev to make sure evereyone involved in python development has a chance to provide some feedback,
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