Phillip J. Eby email@example.com wrote:
If so, can't we have some kind of versioning system?
We do: "import setuptools". We could perhaps rename it to "import distutils2" if you prefer, but it would mean essentially the same thing. :)
I believe the naming is important, though. I'd rather it be called distutils2, or "from distutils.core import setup2" or something like that. setuptools *is* a new version of distutils, so it shouldn't have a different name.
Then, about new commands. Why should I need to do "import distutils2" to do, eg, "setup.py develop"? This doesn't break backward compatibility.