[docs] [issue22711] "legacy" distutils docs better than packaging guide

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Thu Oct 23 14:57:26 CEST 2014


New submission from Antoine Pitrou:

I just noticed that access to the normal distutils docs has become difficult. They are hidden as "legacy" while a link to the packaging user guide (https://packaging.python.org/en/latest/) is prominently displayed.

The problem is that the packaging user guide is an unreadable mess of recommandations, which is both tedious and unhelpful when you want a detailed documentation of e.g. the setup() function.

I would ask to revert to the "old" distutils docs until the packaging guide becomes up to the task.

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 229871
nosy: docs at python, dstufft, eric.araujo, ncoghlan, pitrou
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: "legacy" distutils docs better than packaging guide
versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5

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