[Distutils] PEP 386 status - last round here ?
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Nov 30 06:00:30 CET 2009
At 09:15 PM 11/29/2009 +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>2009/11/29 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> > WSGI and setuptools have been widely adopted in spite of their
> technical and
> > ideological flaws, because they had good incentive engineering.
> > Or, in other words, because practicality beats purity, every single time.
>Do you mean here that this independently-created standard, this good
>incentive engeneering a.k.a.
>Setuptools, is doomed not to evolve anymore ? e.g. to adapt its
>standard to a common standard that is going to raise and be added in
>stldib at some point ?
I'm saying that ignoring backwards compatibility (as MAL and Ben have
proposed) is bad incentive engineering.
I don't have any disagreement with what you're doing wrt PEP 386,
btw; we already had all the technical issue discussion necessary back
when you first wrote it. I've just been chiming in on a couple of
threads where people have proposed changes that would break backward
compatibility and present user experience.
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