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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 23:17:53 CEST 2013

On 30 July 2013 21:58, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:

> As far as how to fix it I don't have a particularly magic answer. I will
> try to be more
> mindful of my tone and that distutils-sig is likely not my adversary
> anymore as well
> as try to ask questions instead of arguing the relevance immediately.

Thank you - both for the thoughtful response and the explanation of what is
going on in your thinking.

I certainly tend to think about possible issues rather than benefits, maybe
more than I should as I don't personally have any particular problems with
a rapid pace of change (except in some specific areas where I'm in so much
of a minority that I don't expect my concerns to be a big driver in the
grand scheme of things). I think I'm doing this to make sure people haven't
missed potential issues I'm aware of, but I can easily imagine that this
comes across as negative "stop energy". I'll try to stick to issues where I
have genuine concerns, and not theoretical ones in future.

And yes, it does feel like distutils-sig of 2013 is a much nicer place than
it used to be. Thanks to everyone for working to keep that the case.

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