[Distutils] a plea for backward-compatibility / smooth transitions

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jul 30 20:44:14 CEST 2013

Donald Stufft <donald <at> stufft.io> writes:
> *shrug*, If I didn't care I would have made this change as soon as Nick
> said it was ok. Instead I declared I was going to and waited to make sure
> nobody else had any concerns. And once Holger said he did I said
> ok I won't do it. Maybe my mannerisms give the impression I don't but
> that's actually pretty far from the truth. For this particular change I
> created the pip commit that allowed it, and then again I created the
> commit, backporting hashlib into setuptools to support Python 2.4. I put
> a decent amount of effort into trying to make sure that nothing broke
> but in the end there were still concerns :)

You're right. I've been a bit harsh, but you're definitely doing some
very useful things here.



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