[Distutils] People want CPAN :-)

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Wed Nov 11 07:05:03 CET 2009

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Also, it seems to me that in this case, the basic
> architecture of distutils is already so full of
> mistakes that there just isn't an incremental way
> of getting to a better place, especially given the
> requirement of not breaking any existing setup.py
> scripts together with the fact that the API of distutils
> effectively consists of its *entire implementation*.

Exactly. The fact that we in numpy consider distutils backward
compatibility not worth the cost, even though we are most likely the
most tied up with distutils, is quite telling about the state of affairs


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