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

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 02:14:17 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:59 AM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I can understand that. I am very frustrated too because in the last
threads, whenever we are speaking
about design, it seems that on your side and David side, dropping
Distutils seems like a post-condition
to everything. Even if I have made some proposals on some concrete
design changes.

Who's "we" by the way ? The Scons project ? or the numpy.distutils project ?


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