[Distutils] Improving distutils vs redesigning it (was people want CPAN)

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 01:59:19 CET 2009

On 2009-11-11 18:48 PM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> I want to improve Distutils, but not for the price of a complete drop.
> I don't think the edge cases we
> are discussing worth it, and I still fail to see why we can't work
> them out in the context of the existing
> tool.

Mostly because I'm entirely uninterested in helping you make incremental 
improvements that are going to break all the hard work we've already done just 
to get things working as it is. I find that prospect incredibly frustrating.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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