[Distutils] Distutils roadmap of refactoring for 2.7

P.J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Jan 23 19:11:16 CET 2010

At 06:29 PM 1/23/2010 +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
>2010/1/23 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> > At 01:00 PM 1/23/2010 +0100, Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> >>
> >> 3 - dir_util, archive_util and file_util are going to be removed in
> >> favor of calls to shutil.
> >
> > By removed, do you simply mean that distutils will stop using them, but the
> > modules will still be there?  (i.e., deprecated and phased out, rather than
> > simply dropped from existence altogether.)
>I'll use the same strategy than sysconfig :
>- if the API is just moved to another place and works exactly the same way
>   (e.g. like what's planned for make_archive), it will  be dropped, and the
>   documentation will refer to the new place.

Is this the standard procedure for relocation of stdlib APIs across 
2.x releases?
I was under the impression that the standard is to do such things 
across two release cycles with a deprecation.

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