[Distutils] What is the official position on distutils?

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 05:28:58 EDT 2016

On 2 September 2016 at 09:58, Sylvain Corlay <sylvain.corlay at gmail.com> wrote:
> My point here was that I don't think that the proposed feature has much to
> do with the concerns that were raised about distutils in general, unless it
> is decided that incremental improvements to the library even backward
> compatible will not be accepted anymore.

Agreed. I think your feature is only stalled for distutils by the lack
of people sufficiently comfortable with the code to apply it. The
suggestions to add it to setuptools are more in the way of practical
advice on how to make the feature available, rather than expressions
of a policy that "we don't make changes like that in the stdlib".


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