[Distutils] [Python-Dev] Distutils & configparser rename
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Fri May 16 06:08:13 CEST 2008
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> 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.
backwards compatibility? whats wrong with just doing:
import configparser as ConfigParser
in the distutils code that needs to be.
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