[Distutils] zc.buildout: the extended-by option

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Wed Feb 16 17:30:42 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Thomas Lotze <thomas at thomas-lotze.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> the buildout section used to have an option named "extended-by" that has
> been deprecated for quite a while. The option is not (no longer?) present
> in documentation and tests and the only thing left of it is the
> implementation and a check that is supposed to result in a deprecation
> warning. However, there's a bug in the implementation that looks as if it
> was caused by some refactoring, which would cause a NameError to be raised
> instead of the deprecation warning being printed.
> To me, this looks as if it was safe to just remove any traces of the
> option, including the buggy implementation. The only downside would be
> that configurations which still use the option would fail silently
> instead of raising the NameError. I don't consider this to be of much
> importance in practice, but before going ahead and removing code, I wanted
> to give people a chance to disagree. Thank you.


Perhaps add a check and raise an error if the option is present.


Jim Fulton

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