[Distutils] What is the official position on distutils?

Sylvain Corlay sylvain.corlay at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 16:44:12 EDT 2016

Hi Brett,

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 8:05 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> If Jason is up for the responsibility that seems like a reasonable
> approach to take. It also helps test out features in setuptools first
> before upstreaming it.
How do you see `has_flag` get into setuptools? By monkey-patching
distutils' ccompiler to have it aside of `has_function` when setuptools is

I find really weird the idea of adding this in a convoluted fashion instead
of allowing incremental improvement of distutils.

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