[Distutils] a plea for backward-compatibility / smooth transitions
tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Jul 29 19:01:21 CEST 2013
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On 07/29/2013 10:51 AM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> I've personally gotten or seen more complaints over the naming of a
> variable in the config file then I have over any changes we've made.
> The runner up to that is the fallout from switching to requiring
> verified SSL.
The past few months have generated a *lot* of teeth-gnashing /
hair-pulling, especially among "downstream" developers (those unlikely to
be reading this SIG):
- - HTTPS-only PyPY
- - Distribute / setuptools merge, e.g. cratering folks who use a
distro-managed 'python-distribute' package.
- - Pip's new backward-imcompatible "final releases by default".
I think we are going to be in a much better place for all that, but let's
not deny the pain involved for *everybody* in getting there.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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