[Distutils] [venv] distribute-0.6.35 fails on python 3.3?

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Tue Feb 26 10:20:06 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 09:17:29AM +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
> On 26 February 2013 06:21, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> >   File "./setuptools/dist.py", line 103
> >     except ValueError, e:
> >                      ^
> > SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> >
> > Can other people reproduce this? When was that Python 3 incompatible except
> > clause introduced?
> I quite often see this, it's usually because something that pip is
> doing (building the metadata/dependency stuff, the actual code build
> is fine) is failing to run 2to3.
> I can't offer anything in the way of a fix, I'm afraid...

How hard would it be to rewrite distribute to use a common language
subset instead of relying on 2to3?

Marius Gedminas
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