[issue13994] incomplete revert in 2.7 Distutils left two copies of customize_compiler

Marc-Andre Lemburg report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 20 10:38:13 CEST 2012

Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> added the comment:

Ned Deily wrote:
> Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> added the comment:
> That's unfortunate.  But the documented location for customize_compiler is and, AFAIK, had always been in distutils.sysconfig.  It was an inadvertent consequence of the bad revert during the 2.7 development cycle that a second copy was made available in distutils.ccompiler.  That change was not supposed to be released in 2.7 and was never documented.  So I don't think there is anything that can or needs to be done as this point in Python itself.  Other opinions?

Excuse me, Ned, but that's not how we do approach dot releases in Python.

Regardless of whether the documentation was fixed or not, you cannot
simply remove a non-private function without making sure that at least
the import continues to work.

status: pending -> open

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