[Distutils] Remove distutils, was: red, green, refactor ...

Ronny Pfannschmidt opensource at ronnypfannschmidt.de
Wed Oct 21 13:04:35 EDT 2015

another example is that without a standard there is no viable way to
replace a grown messy legacy tool with a much less messy tool over time
creating a new trimmed down standard and supporting it from the legacy
tool as well as from the new tool works out much better than trying to
trim down the legacy tool over time

On 10/21/2015 06:34 PM, Thomas Güttler wrote:
> Am 21.10.2015 um 17:29 schrieb Daniel Holth:
>> The strategy that we are successfully pursuing is to standardize around file formats that the build tools generate and the installers and runtime can consume....
> I ask myself: Why a standard? I see that a standard is very important if there will be
> several implementations (for example TCP/IP, protocols like HTTP, SMTP, IMAP, ...)
> But here a single implementation for creating and installing packages would be enough.
> Is a standard really needed?
> Regards,
>   Thomas Güttler

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