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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 07:01:35 CET 2009

Lennart Regebro wrote:
> 2009/11/12 David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Bitching that distutils needs to be scratched and rewritten is not
>>> going to help. You need to DO it.
>> Nobody asked you (or anyone else) to do anything. Guido asked a
>> question, we answered with our rationale.
>> There is no need to be rude.
> It was not my intention to be rude, and I don't believe I was. This
> discussion has been ongoing for a long time, and I have just recently
> asked questions (which of course has been ignored) about this. This is
> a discussion that has been going on for a long time, more than a year,
> at least, yet noone who says distutils needs to be scratched and
> something else written does something about it.
> I've pointed this out repeatedly, and been ignored. Perhaps I used to
> strong language this time, but on the other hand, I wasn't ignored
> this time.
> The discussion is pointless. If you want something better than distutils, do it.

David's working on it:


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."
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