amk at amk.ca
Wed Jun 25 11:03:19 EDT 2003
Thomas Heller wrote:
>IMO this behaviour is not helpful, and the DISTUTILS_DEBUG variable is
>In which way should this be changed?
I believe the motivation for this was simply to reduce the depth of
tracebacks; consider an administrator who doesn't know much about Python
and is trying to install a package. If they get a big long traceback
from deep inside the guts of Distutils, they may think the package or
the Python installation is broken because they don't read all the way
down to the bottom and see that it's a permission problem.
I suggest just documenting the DISTUTILS_DEBUG variable, but otherwise
leaving this alone.
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