[Distutils] Enough about feature tests!

Greg Ward gward@cnri.reston.va.us
Wed, 23 Dec 1998 08:31:38 -0500

Hmmm, this seems to be a recurring theme; I guess this is just what a
moderator is supposed to do, though.  Anyways, it should be obvious but
apparently is not: arguing about how best to test for OS features
through Python is not really on topic for this SIG.

We should be arguing, err discussing, high-level design of the distutils
suite; or, failing that, nit-picking implementation details.  For
example, the sysconfig module, what to call it, when it runs, how it
provides its information, etc. are all on-topic.  Please stick to
relevant things and learn to live with the fact that there's no formal
specification for the Python Library, nor is there likely to be one
anytime soon, nor will we solve that perceived problem with the

Thanks --

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