[Catalog-sig] [Python-Dev] [Distutils] accept the wheel PEPs 425, 426, 427

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Nov 14 08:23:43 CET 2012

On 13 Nov, 2012, at 17:21, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> Le Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:10:30 +0100,
> Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> a écrit :
>> On 13 Nov, 2012, at 16:00, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I want to remove distutils from the standard library.
>> Why? Distutils may not be perfect, but is usable for basic packages.
>> It could even be enhanced to support these peps and be even more
>> useable, although patches for that would run into the self-imposed
>> freeze of distutils development.
> It wouldn't be totally unreasonable to start a project named
> "distutils2" to build the next-generation distutils library.
> Oops :-)

Or carefully enhance distutils itself.  Rewriting distutils in one go seems
to be too ambitious with the limited resources available to do so. 


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