[Distutils] Comments on Python 3 support for Distribute.

Wolfgang Schnerring ws at gocept.com
Mon Sep 21 09:19:31 CEST 2009

* Lennart Regebro <regebro at gmail.com> [2009-09-19 08:16]:
> 2009/9/19 Wolfgang Schnerring <wosc at wosc.de>:
> > The idea of this *not* being a setup() argument was to keep
> > compatibility with setuptools (since it will complain about arguments it
> > doesn't understand). This would enable a package to use setuptools or
> > distribute (or whatever ;) for python2, and only require distribute for
> > the python3/2to3 goodness.
> The warning that you'll get under setuptools is not an actual
> problem is it?

Ah, Martin and I thought that it would produce an *error*, but we
didn't actually check that AFAIR. I just did, and you're right, it's
just a warning -- and that's not a problem, I think.

> Still, I probably prefer that we keep one API, and not two. :)

Very much agreed, let's use setup() arguments.


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