[Distutils] [Python-Dev] Distutils & configparser rename
brett at python.org
Fri May 16 01:04:45 CEST 2008
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 1:33 PM, A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
> Python 2.6 renames the ConfigParser module to be configparser.
> Distutils imports ConfigParser in various places. I just made a
> commit updating the import in one places, and then noticed that part
> of commit r63248, which made the same change, was reverted in order to
> preserve backward-compatibility. Instead, the default path will
> include lib-old again to keep the old module name available.
> I suggest dropping that goal, though. We've preserved compatibility
> but I'm not aware that anyone uses the Python 2.x Distutils with
> earlier versions of Python. In particular:
> * There's no standalone distutils package on PyPI, nor can I find
> such a package with a general web search. Am I missing it?
> * I do not see users advising other users to use a later version of
> Distutils to fix their problems.
> Is anyone actually benefiting from the effort of maintaining backward
The change was reverted at MAL's request, but he didn't qualify it
beyond wanting the backwards-compatibility.
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